National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Older Youth Need Support Transitioning from Foster Care to Adulthood

Authors: 
Rosenberg, R.,
Abbott, S.,
Sepulveda, K.
Published: June, 2019
Type: 
Brief
Number of Pages: 
2
Organization: 
Child Trends
Abstract: 

This fact sheet from Child Trends uses infographics to show the experiences of older youth in foster care since the inception of the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Act in 1999. It also provides a brief overview of outcomes associated with participation in extended foster care and a policy timeline that highlights child welfare policies involving older youth. (author abstract modified)

Availability: 
Available for free download on the Child Trends website at: https://www.childtrends.org/publications/fact-sheet-older-youth-need-support-transitioning-from-foster-care-to-adulthood