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Effects of Optimizing the Foster Care Experience on Outcomes

Peter J. Pecora, Ronald C. Kessler, Jason Williams, A. Chris Downs, Diana J. English, James White, and Kirk O'Brien

in What Works in Foster Care?: Key Components of Success From the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195175912
eISBN:
9780199865628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Child welfare administrators and practitioners want to know which aspects of service delivery to target to improve long-term success for youth in care. One way to address this issue is to ask “What ... More


Relation Between Foster Care Experience and Outcomes

Peter J. Pecora, Ronald C. Kessler, Jason Williams, A. Chris Downs, Diana J. English, James White, and Kirk O'Brien

in What Works in Foster Care?: Key Components of Success From the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195175912
eISBN:
9780199865628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter examines the third primary research question: Are there key factors or program components that are linked with better functioning in adulthood? It was hypothesized that a more positive ... More


The Child Welfare System as Context

Wendy B. Smith

in Youth Leaving Foster Care: A Developmental, Relationship-Based Approach to Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195375596
eISBN:
9780199893355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375596.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Chapter 1 introduces the child welfare system and provides basic understanding of the policy context and foster care itself. The chapter presents a brief history of child welfare in the US, ... More


Children and young people in care and leaving care

Gwyther Rees and Mike Stein

in The well-being of children in the UK

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447325628
eISBN:
9781447325659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325628.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The number of children in the UK looked after in public care has increased over the last five years. There has also been a decrease in the average age of children looked after. This is an area where ... More


Managing transitions: Support for individuals at key points of change

Alison Petch (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421883
eISBN:
9781447302780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421883.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Everyone will experience a number of transitions throughout their life. Many of these will be positive, others may present challenges. This book addresses significant transitions relevant to policy ... More


The Experiences of Indigenous Young People Transitioning from Out-of-Home Care in Victoria, Australia

Philip Mendes, Bernadette Saunders, and Susan Baidawi

in Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630485
eISBN:
9780190630508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630485.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reports on exploratory research in Victoria, Australia, involving focus groups and interviews with service providers and Indigenous care leavers to examine the impact of existing support ... More


Reflections on Upholding the Rights of Youth Leaving Out-of-Home Care

Emily R. Munro

in Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630485
eISBN:
9780190630508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630485.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) recognizes that children in out-of-home care are entitled to special protection to promote their physical and psychological recovery. ... More


Policy as Social Ecological Resilience Scaffolding for Leaving Care: A Case Study of South Africa

John Pinkerton and Adrian Van Breda

in Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630485
eISBN:
9780190630508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630485.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter’s authors argue that social policy on leaving care is a critical resilience process for promoting care leavers’ successful transition toward emerging adulthood. Care leaving literature ... More


Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice

Varda R. Mann-Feder and Martin Goyette (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630485
eISBN:
9780190630508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630485.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice advances the current literature on the situation of young people growing up in substitute ... More


How Can I Be a Real Adult?: Developmental Theory as a Framework for Practice, Policy, and Research on Care Leaving

Varda R. Mann-Feder

in Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630485
eISBN:
9780190630508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630485.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter proposes that developmental theory can provide multiple lenses through which the transition to adulthood for youth from care can be understood and supported. This chapter outlines the ... More


The Longer Term Contributions of Formal and Informal Support: Experiences of Jordanian Care Leavers

Rawan W. Ibrahim

in Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630485
eISBN:
9780190630508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630485.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Drawing on the findings of a qualitative follow-up study of 29 Jordanian care leavers, this chapter demonstrates how a combination of formal and informal support has contributed positively to care ... More


Mental Health and Suicide Concerns: Youth Work Practice Implications with Young People Leaving Care

Patti Ranahan

in Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630485
eISBN:
9780190630508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630485.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores practice implications for youth workers attempting to support the mental health and well-being of young people as they leave care and transition to the adult system. Young ... More


Foster Care as a Support System for Early Leavers

Doug Magnuson, Mikael Jansson, and Cecilia Benoit

in Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630485
eISBN:
9780190630508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630485.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter is based on findings from a research project entitled Risky Business. In the study, 92 street-involved participants in wave 1 (out of 189) had some kind of care experience, either ... More


Care Leaving and the Transition Jungle in Germany

Severine Thomas, Carolin Ehlke, Josef Koch, and Wolfgang Schröer

in Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630485
eISBN:
9780190630508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630485.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter presents the situation of care leavers in Germany within a so-called transition jungle and illustrates the difficulties of transitioning of young adults from residential care to ... More


Afterword: Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood

Martin Goyette

in Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630485
eISBN:
9780190630508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630485.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Although the challenges of effectively supporting youth in care in their transition to adulthood are formidable, this chapter concludes this book, which discusses how the needs of youth, research ... More


Introduction

Varda R. Mann-Feder

in Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630485
eISBN:
9780190630508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630485.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This Introduction defines care leaving and discusses how youth who transition out of care experience emerging adulthood in comparison to their normative peers. It orients the reader to the parts of ... More


Indigenous Youth Leaving Care in Canada: Lessons from Our Past and Present

Elizabeth Fast, Zeina Ismail Allouche, Marie-Eve Drouin Gagné, and Vicky Boldo

in Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630485
eISBN:
9780190630508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630485.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter critically examines the notion of Canadian Indigenous youth leaving care by arguing that all forms of separation, including adoption, should be analyzed through the lens of ongoing ... More


Stay or Leave?: Transitioning from Care to Young Adult Services in France

Isabelle Frechon and Lucy Marquette

in Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630485
eISBN:
9780190630508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630485.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reports on results of a study conducted with 1,622 young adults between the ages of 17 and 20, comparing the profiles of youth who either opt out or do not have access to extended ... More


Caring Adults “R” Everywhere (CARE): Leveraging the Power of Relationships to Change the Lives of Foster Youth

Johanna K. P. Greeson and Allison E. Thompson

in Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630485
eISBN:
9780190630508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630485.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) recognizes that children in out-of-home care are entitled to special protection to promote their physical and psychological recovery. ... More


Earning a Hoodie, Voyager Capital: Peers as Social Capital, Transitioning Young People from Care Together

Kim Snow

in Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630485
eISBN:
9780190630508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630485.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Most children in Ontario, Canada, who are involved in child protection services receive services while living with their family or kin; are temporarily placed in the custody of child protection ... More


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