On Their Own: What Happens to Kids When They Age Out of the Foster Care System?

Describes the challenges faced by youth who moved from foster care to independence in cities across the country, and illustrates the need for family and informal support networks, preparation for household and financial management, and youth participation in planning. Authors present specific strategies, including helping youth enter and remain in college, promoting part-time work and other resources for employment, and increasing access to Medicaid.

Link to Entity: http://library.childwelfare.gov/cwig/ws/library/docs/gateway/Record?rpp=10&upp=0&m=1&w=+NATIVE%28%27recno%3D47364%27%29&r=1

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John Kelly is editor-in-chief of The Chronicle of Social Change.