Leaving Alternative Care and Reintegration

It is important to support children who are preparing to leave care.  This includes helping young people as they ‘age out’ of the care system and transition to independent living, as well as children planning to return home and reintegrate with their families.  In either case, leaving care should be a gradual and supervised process that involves careful preparation and follow-up support to children and families.

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Alhassan Abdullah, Ebenezer Cudjoe, Clifton Robert Emery, Margarita Frederico - Journal of Adolescence,

This study reports findings from interviews with young adults with experience of kinship care in Ghana, about what lessons their kinship care experiences provided in their transition to adulthood.

Nadine Lanctôt - Child & Family Social Work,

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the associations between child maltreatment, cognitive schemas of disconnection/rejection reported in emerging adulthood, and social support perceived in emerging adulthood among young women who have exited placements in residential care.

Robin Harwick - Special Education Design and Development Tools for School Rehabilitation Professionals,

This chapter describes a youth-centered approach to transition planning for this vulnerable population and highlights essential elements to consider during the process such as disability, mental health, trauma, resilience, self-determination, culture, and how trauma impacts mental health.

Réka Friedery - Bratislava Legal Forum,

The paper aims to build a frame around the main principles of family reunification through the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights.

Adrian D. van Breda - Children and Youth Services Review,

This paper reports on a longitudinal study of young people transitioning out of care and journeying towards young adulthood over a period of five years.

Eduardo Martín, Patricia González-Navasa, Moisés Betancort - Children and Youth Services Review,

The objective of this work is to determine the factors associated with deciding to address family reunification from residential care.

Eduardo Martín, Patricia González-Navasa, Moisés Betancort - Children and Youth Services Review,

The objective of this work is to determine the factors associated with deciding to address family reunification from residential care (RC).

HBO Films,

The Finding the Way Home documentary highlights the painful realities of the eight million children living in orphanages and other institutions around the world, telling the stories of six children in Brazil, Bulgaria, Haiti, Nepal, India and Moldova who have found their way into the care of loving families after spending periods of their lives in an institution.

Kayo Nishimoto, Mitsuhiro Ogawa, Qingyi Zhang, Hiroyuki Yamada, Ju Yang - International Journal of Educational Research,

The purpose of this paper is to clarify the process of going to college and subsequent college life of those who have experiences of entering Child Care Institutions (CCI) in Japan and to discuss higher education policies concerning ‘child poverty’ based on the results.

Robin Marie Harwick, Deanne Unruh, Lauren Lindstrom - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of the study was to uncover challenges during the transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities who experienced foster care and elucidate the supports most beneficial in addressing these challenges.