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Wraparound for Older Youth and Young Adults: Providers Views on Whether and How to Adapt Wraparound

Wraparound for Older Youth and Young Adults: Providers Views on Whether and How to Adapt Wraparound
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This collaborative report from the National Wraparound Initiative and the Pathways Research and Training Center at Portland State looks at how providers modify the Wraparound approach when working with older youth and young adults. The authors conducted a qualitative analysis by conducting interviews with facilitators, peer support providers, and program managers in eight states. This report presents a summary of these interviews and offers suggestions for training and technical assistance for Wraparound programs working with older youth and adults based on these findings. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25777
Authors
Walker, J.S., Baird, C.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

National Wraparound Initiative and Research and Training Center on Pathways to Positive Futures

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the Childrens Mental Health Network website at: https://www.cmhnetwork.org/resources/10298/

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

Supporting Older Youth Beyond Age 18: Examining Data and Trends in Extended Foster Care
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

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)

Accession number
25757
Authors
Rosenberg, R., Abbott, S.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Child Trends

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the Child Trends website at: https://www.childtrends.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/ExtendedFosterCa…

Promising Program Models for Extended Foster Care and Transition Services

Promising Program Models for Extended Foster Care and Transition Services
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This publication reviews how states are implementing extended foster care under the federal Title IV-E foster care program or comparable state programs. It covers the following programmatic elements: eligibility, placement settings, case management models, case review, and transition services. The authors discuss policy implications the Family First Prevention Services Act will likely have on extended foster care programs. The goal of this report is to help child welfare leaders continue to improve the design of extended care programs and better support the unique needs of older youth. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25785
Authors
Gaughen, K., Langford, B.H.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available free of charge on the AECF website at: https://www.aecf.org/resources/promising-program-models-for-extended-fo…

Memo from CalYOUTH: Early Findings on the Impact of Extended Foster Care on Foster Youths Postsecondary Education Enrollment and Persistence

Memo from CalYOUTH: Early Findings on the Impact of Extended Foster Care on Foster Youths Postsecondary Education Enrollment and Persistence
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from Chapin Hall presents a study using data from a large sample of youth from California child welfare records to estimate the impact of extended foster care on postsecondary education outcomes. The sample includes youth who were in the child welfare system before and after the state of California extended foster care to age 21. The study looks at three outcomes: enrollment by age 21, persistence by age 21, and the number of semesters completed by age 21. The researchers found that extended foster care increases the likelihood that youth under supervised care will enroll in postsecondary education before turning 21 but does not increase the rates of persistence or the number of semesters completed among this youth population. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25736
Authors
Okpych, N.J., Park, S., Courtney, M.E.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the Chapin Hall website at: https://www.chapinhall.org/wp-content/uploads/CalYouth-College-Enrollme…

Housing for Young Adults in Extended Federally Funded Foster Care

Housing for Young Adults in Extended Federally Funded Foster Care
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief describes a study that looked at how state-operated extended foster care (EFFC) programs are providing young adults in EFFC with safe, stable, and developmentally appropriate housing. The authors focused on the states with the largest number of young people participating in EFFC programs: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. They conducted interviews with representatives from eight of the nine state’s public child welfare agencies to gather information about housing options for EFFC programs. From these conversations, the authors suggest future research questions related to housing options and supportive services that lead to the best outcomes for young adults who participate in EFFC programs. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25781
Authors
Dworsky, A., Dasgupta, D.
Type new
Brief
Organization

Urban Institute and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Series
Best Practice for States
Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the Urban Institutes website at: https://www.urban.org/research/publication/housing-young-adults-extende…