The Voices of Youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Transitioning from Care; What Child Welfare Agencies and Youth Practitioners need to Know (Chapter 9 in Reinvesting in Families: Strengthening Child Welfare Practice for a Brighter Future).
Fuchs, John. Burnside, Linda.
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Published: September 2014
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This chapter presents a reconceptualization of adolescent transition to adulthood that should be used to guide policy and program development for youth with fetal alcohol syndrome disorders (FASD) who transition out of care. It then provides recommendations for service reformation outlining the benefits for youth with FASD and the implications for child welfare service delivery. 24 references.
FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME; PRENATAL CHILD ABUSE; aging out; foster adolescents; independent living skills; children with disabilities; child welfare services; policy formation