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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CELCIS, A Way Home Scotland, The Scottish Government,

This report and recommendations have been developed to improve the housing journey of care leavers in Scotland, and prevent homelessness for people with experience of care.

Andrew Harvey, Jacqueline Z. Wilson, Lisa Andrewartha - Education in Out-of-Home Care,

In this chapter from the book Education in Out-of-Home Care the authors highlight ongoing legislative and policy challenges related to postsecondary education for care leavers.

C.M.Rapsey & Cassandra J. Rolston - Children and Youth Services Review,

The aim of this study was to examine factors and processes of change that occurred through participation in a residential family preservation/reunification programme from the perspectives of service users and staff.

Aline Cardoso Siqueira & Débora Dalbosco Dell’Aglio - Ecological Engagement,

This chapter aims to present and discuss the theoretical–methodological procedure of ecological engagement, used in a research with five adolescents in family reunification.

Svetlana Shpiegel, Elizabeth M. Aparicio, Bryn King, Dana Prince, Jason Lynch, Claudette L. Grinnell‐Davis - Child & Family Social Work,

The current study employed a cluster analysis to identify unique patterns of functioning among adolescent mothers leaving foster care aged 19.

Antti Kääriälä, Pasi Haapakorva, Elina Pekkarinen, Reijo Sund - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this study was to explore early adulthood education and employment trajectories among young adults who experienced out-of-home care during childhood and to examine how various care history factors predict these trajectories.

The Kenya Society of Care Leavers (KESCA), the Uganda Care Leavers (UCL), Better Care Network, and Changing the Way We Care,

This webinar - presented by the Kenya Society of Care Leavers (KESCA), the Uganda Care Leavers (UCL), The Better Care Network and Changing the Way We Care - offered policy makers, practitioners, advocates and careleavers a unique opportunity to listen and learn from two leaders of careleaver associations who highlighted two recent documents that illustrate the careleaver experience within and outside of care.

Caroline Cresswell - Families in Motion: Ebbing and Flowing through Space and Time,

This chapter from 'Families in Motion: Ebbing and Flowing through Space and Time' explores an overlooked theme across the literature: capturing the experience of childhood family disruption and transitional flux between foster family homes and the independent sensemaking into the present of young care-experienced parents.

Ashley L. Landers, Jennifer L. Bellamy, Sharon M. Danes, Alan McLuckie, Sandy White Hawk - Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research,

The literature examining reunification for American Indian children reveals mixed findings regarding racial differences. Studies that isolate the impact of race on reunification while controlling for other covariates are needed, and this study fills that gap.

Jacqueline Huscroft-D'Angelo, Alexandra L. Trout, Christine Henningsen, Lori Synhorst, Matthew Lambert, Irina Patwardhan, Patrick Tyler - Children and Youth Services Review,

This exploratory study gathered perspectives from legal professionals regarding the challenges faced by youths in out of home care and their families and necessary supports to promote successful reunification.