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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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.

John Pinkerton - Child & Family Social Work,

This paper aims to promote thinking about care leave leaving from a historical perspective.

Jan Storø - Child & Family Social Work,

The article discusses two previously published articles by the author and two co‐authors, where the topics are the history of leaving care support in Norway and how the Nordic welfare model may represent a problematic frame for leaving care support.

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.

Svetlana Shpiegel, Tammi Fleming, Lisa Mishraky, Sheila VanWert, Blanca Goetze, Elizabeth M. Aparicio, Bryn King - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study examined the rates and correlates of first and repeat births in a national sample of females emancipating from foster care in the United States.

Kelsey Chesnut, Megan Shoji, Morgan Woods, Lanae Davis, Denise McHugh, Trevor Williams, Luther Owens, Kelli Puryear, and Jessica Trombetta - Youth At-Risk of Homelessness (YARH),

This brief is part of a series that shares strategies used by organizations that serve youth and young adults who have been involved in the child welfare system and are at risk of homelessness. It examines a multi-phase grant program to build the evidence base on what works to prevent homelessness among youth and young adults who have been involved in the child welfare system in the U.S.