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The Road to Adulthood: Aligning Child Welfare Practice with Adolescent Brain Development

The Road to Adulthood: Aligning Child Welfare Practice with Adolescent Brain Development
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This paper from the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative offers recommendations on how to work effectively with youth in or emerging from foster care in the following areas: permanence, educational attainment, economic security, stable housing, and supports for young parents. The paper presents the latest research on adolescent brain development and how to apply this research to promote healthy brain development for youth in foster care. Since 2011, the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative has led the Success Beyond 18 campaign to raise the age of foster care to 21 years nationwide and to push for foster care that is more supportive of adolescents and emerging adults. The report is intended for child welfare caseworkers and youth service providers, judges, lawyers, caregivers, teachers, coaches, and mentors.

Accession number
25652
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Series
Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative
Year published new
2017
Availability

Available free of charge on the Annie E. Casey Foundation website at: https://www.aecf.org/m/resourcedoc/aecf-theroadtoadulthood-2017.pdf

Building the Core Skills Youth Need for Life: A Guide for Education and Social Service Practitioners

Building the Core Skills Youth Need for Life: A Guide for Education and Social Service Practitioners
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This guide from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University provides information for practitioners who work with adolescents about the science behind how young people develop the core skills needed for life and learning. These skills include planning, focus, self-control, awareness, and flexibility. The guide includes five ways practitioners can help youth build these skills. It also summarizes how stress affects adolescent brain development and how to deliver services that reduce stress. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25763
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the Centers website at: https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/building-core-skills-yout…