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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Annie Smith, Maya Peled, Stephanie Martin - Child Abuse & Neglect,

In Vancouver, Western Canada, 60 agencies and 20 youth from government care are working in partnership using a collective impact approach to address the systemic issues and barriers to healthy development that youth from care experience. This mixed-method evaluation included quantitative and qualitative data, collected through outcomes, diaries, surveys, and focus groups, to measure process and outcomes.

Philip Mendes - Australian Social Work,

This paper argues that the Commonwealth Government should introduce a nationally consistent extended care system that would require all jurisdictions to provide a minimum standard of support until at least 21 years of age.

Eunhye Ahn, Yolanda Gil, Emily Putnam-Hornstein - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this study was to present an illustrative test of whether an algorithmic decision aid could be used to identify youth at risk of exiting foster care without permanency.

Borys, Sydney; Peitzmeier, Paige - Creighton University,

The purpose of this critically appraised topic was to analyze the effectiveness of transitional programming for youth leaving the foster care system on increasing abilities of community integration.

Peter Appleton, Isabelle Hung, Caroline Barratt - Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry,

This qualitative study addresses the question: In the context of transitioning from out-of-home care, what reflexive meanings do ‘avowedly’ self-reliant individuals attribute to current social support and social relationships?

Colleen C. Katz & Jennifer M. Geiger - Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal,

This study aimed to better understand the role that Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) play in the lives of transition-age youth (TAY) by asking participants about the nature of their relationships with their CASAs, and the extent to which their CASAs helped prepare them for independent living.

Mike Stein - Child & Family Social Work,

This paper explores the history of the rights movement of young people in care in England between 1973 and 2011.

Samuel Keller, Thomas Gabriel, Clara Bombach - Child & Family Social Work,

In a qualitative study in Switzerland, the authors of this article have conducted 37 narrative interviews with people who experienced residential care between 1950 and 1990. The analysis was based on a reconstructive life course perspective and grounded theory.

Roxana Anghel - Child & Family Social Work,

This paper explores discourses that have informed debates concerning care leavers in Romania over the last 50 years to understand why rights‐based reforms introduced in the mid‐2000s have been difficult to implement.

Kiran Modi, Aneesha Wadhwa, Leena Prasad - Child & Family Social Work,

This paper, based on an extensive desk review, chronologically examines the evolution of aftercare laws and practices in India along with the factors that contributed to the rise of institutional care.