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Supporting Older Youth Beyond Age 18: Examining Data and Trends in Extended Foster Care

Rosenberg, R., Abbott, S.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Year published new

Child Trends


This report looks at the relationship between extended foster care and young adult outcomes. The researchers analyzed data from three national datasets on foster care history, independent living services, and extended foster care. They found that extended foster care is associated with better young adult outcomes and receipt of independent youth services. Despite the low rates of utilization in many states, extended foster care appears to benefit young people as they transition to adulthood. (author abstract modified)


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Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue