Ensuring a Successful Transition to Adulthood for Foster Youths (Chapter 6 in The Children's Bureau: Shaping a Century of Child Welfare Practices, Programs, and Policies).
Torrico Meruvia, Roxana.
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This chapter describes the critical issues facing young people as they transition out of foster care and provides a historical perspective on the policies that support them. It also highlights some of the comprehensive approaches that address the needs of older foster youth and the critical role of the social work profession in this process. 1 table and 38 references. (Author abstract modified)
foster adolescents; aging out; independent living skills; social workers role; historical perspective; childrens bureau; Legislation