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Supporting Young People Transitioning from Foster Care: Findings from a National Survey

Fryar, G., Jordan, E., DeVooght, K
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Year published new

Child Trends


Prepared for the Better Housing Coalition and Children’s Society of Virginia, this report from Child Trends focuses on older youth transitioning from foster care using federal outcome data and findings from a policy scan and national survey on services targeted to this population. The authors present the information in six key services areas: post-secondary education, employment/career development, financial capability, affordable housing, health/ mental health care, and permanent relationships with supportive adults. They offer the following recommendations based on the areas of strength for Virginia: keep monitoring data to inform decision making, build strong relationships across the state, and connect with similarly situated states. (author abstract modified)


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Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue