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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Sarah E. Jones - National Youth-At-Risk Conference 2020 Archive,

This presentation explores the structures and programs one university system is creating for college students emerging from foster care (SEFC).

Amy Armstrong-Heimsoth, Molly Hahn-Floyd, Heather J. Williamson, Jonathan M. Kurka, Wonsuk Yoo & Sue A. Rodríguez De Jesús - The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research,

In this pilot study, sixteen youth between ages 18 and 20 participated in semi-structured interviews, support mapping, and resiliency measurements to gather the experiences of the transition from foster care.

Nathanael J. Okpych, Sunggeun (Ethan) Park, A. M. Samiya Sayed, Mark E. Courtney - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study draws on data from the [STUDY] and the National Student Clearinghouse to examine the roles that Education and Training Vouchers (ETVs) and campus support programs (CSPs) play in promoting college persistence for foster youth.

Amanda Keller, Melanie Doucet, Jennifer Dupuis, Jessica Dupuis, and Varda R. Mann-Feder - International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies,

This report describes the evolution of an independent youth-led organization for youth in and from care in Quebec, Canada

Empowering People in Care (EPIC),

This Podcast series explores the experiences of people who grew up in the care system from all over the world. It is presented by a care-leaver Thomas Mongan and an Advocate Peter Lane.

Vanessa V. Klodnick & Gina M. Samuels - Child & Family Social Work,

This research explains how and why homelessness occurs among youth with serious mental health struggles after aging out of residential and transitional living programmes.

First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon,

In this video, the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, issues a statement on the publication of the final report of the Scottish Independent Care Review.

Laura Arnau-Sabatés, Robbie Gilligan - Children and Youth Services Review,

In this article, the authors explore how relationships in the workplace may be an important source of support for some care experienced young people.

Elisa Brey - Children's Lives in Southern Europe,

In respect of international migration by children and adolescents, the aims of this chapter are: (1) to present the main trends of migratory dynamics before and during the economic crisis in Spain, migrant children in the educational system, and their career expectations as they become adults; and (2) to analyse local policies towards reunified children in Madrid and Barcelona.

Leah P. Cheatham, Karen A. Randolph, Laura Boltz - Children and Youth Services Review,

The current study provides a more nuanced account of foster youth with disabilities’ transitions into adulthood.