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Social workers and homeless advocates say it is common among young people on the Eastern Shore in Maryland to age out of the foster care system and have to fend for themselves, often becoming homeless. There are few resources to help them transition out of foster care to living on their own. Thus, there is a growing trend of homeless youth considered too old to be wards of the state, but who are not quite ready to live on their own.
The Parent Partner Program Navigator guides child welfare administrators, staff, and parent leaders through key components of designing and implementing successful parent partner programs. Developed collaboratively with experienced parent partners and program coordinators, the Navigator offers guidance and capacity building resources based on research, practice experience, and implementation science.
This publication is presented in three parts. Part 1 discusses how seeing Haitian children as part of a complex and beautiful social system can inform best practices in child care reform. Part 2 highlights eight organizations working towards family-based care and the preservation of families and communities. Part 3 provides inspiration for collective action and transformation.
This report is the second in a series of reports exploring the economic consequences and issues for youth aging out of care in British Columbia, Canada. The purpose of this second phase report is to describe and, to the extent possible, provide estimates of the magnitude of these costs.
This series of reports offers important new insights into the economic consequences and issues for youth aging out of care in British Columbia, Canada.
This report is the third and final in a series of reports exploring the economic consequences and issues for youth aging out of care in British Columbia, Canada. The purpose of the report is to estimate the incremental costs of support measures that can improve outcomes and to compare these costs to the benefits they may generate.
The purpose of this phase 1 report is to document what is known about the resulting educational attainment, economic, social and wellness outcomes for youth aging out of care as compared to the general population in British Columbia, Canada.
This three-part video series shows how a fictional organization, Greene County Department of Human Services, set out to improve permanency for children and youth by increasing the number of available foster and adoptive homes using data-driven decision making (DDDM).
This article presents a comprehensive, narrative review of international, research literature on informal, kinship care.