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Transitioning into adulthood can be difficult for many young people but transitioning from residential care comes with challenges to those who have grown up away from parents and family. This paper presents the voices of young women in Trinidad and Tobago and the challenges they faced transitioning from residential care. Their voices highlight the need to think in more gendered terms when contemplating effective strategies for facilitating transitions from out of home care.
This small pilot project was conducted to start to understand and compare the situation of grandmothers caring for children in a diverse range of countries when their parents are in prison.
The government of Trinidad and Tobago has completed its draft National Child Policy, according to this article from Newsday.
According to this article from Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, the Children Authority in Tobago plans to regularize foster care and promote kinship care in the country.
A multitude of complaints against Trinidad's Children's Authority spurs investigation.
The foster care system in Trinidad and Tobago may soon see a significant change, according to this article from the Guardian of Trinidad and Tobago.