Memo from CalYOUTH: Relationships between Youth and Caseworker Perceptions of the Service Context and Foster Youth Outcomes
Published: June, 2019
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
This report from Chapin Hall looks at the service context for youth in extended foster care and how the youth and the caseworkers perceive the services in this context. The authors of this memo used data from the three available sources of the California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study (CalYOUTH), which include longitudinal youth surveys, caseworker surveys, and administrative data. The report presents the key findings that support increased collaboration between child welfare and secondary education systems and expanding the availability of affordable housing options for young adults. It also discusses the importance of listening to how foster youth feel about the services they receive in extended care.
Available for free download on the Chapin Hall website at: https://www.chapinhall.org/research/creating-effective-services-depends-on-engaging-youth-in-care/