This issue of the ICEB journal is a special edition on the aftercare concerns of young adults who leave the care of agencies and embark on a journey of their own. This transition, while acknowledged, has not been adequately researched or understood in the South Asian Region. The compilation of papers in this issue aim to shed some light on the concerns of this transitional group and generate ideas for further investigation and exploration.
Articles and papers in this issue include:
- Leaving alternative care: Building support systems for young people
- Aftercare of children in alternative care: An analysis of the international and national legal framework from the prism of human rights
- Young adults transitioning from institutional care to independent living: The role of aftercare support and services
- Mental and emotional health needs of orphaned and separated youth in New Delhi, India during transition into adulthood
- Re-Thinking Aftercare Beyond Short-Term Residential Facilities
- Preparedness for Emancipation of Youth Leaving Alternative Care in Serbia