ERIC Number: ED399472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Independent Living Services for Youths in Out-of-Home Care.
DeWoody, Madelyn; And Others
Youths living in out-of-home care, like their peers who live with parents or other kin, need assistance as they begin to establish themselves as adults. This monograph reviews the needs of out-of-home-care youth who are making the transition to independent living. It assesses the federal Independent Living Program and looks at the resources that this program has brought to the child welfare field, the projects it has supported, and the gaps that continue to exist there. Results of a survey of youth-serving agencies are also provided along with recommendations for the further development and support of independent living services. Additional policies, programs, and practices must be developed so that each youth in out-of-home care will have a solid education, employment preparation, economic security, affordable and accessible housing, health care, and safe and nurturing relationships. It is hoped that program developers, policymakers, youth advocates, and all who are committed to helping adolescents in out-of-home care will act on the findings here. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Awareness, Career Guidance, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Foster Care, Foster Children, Foster Family, Group Homes, Institutional Role, Services, Young Adults, Youth Programs
CWLA c/o CSSC, P.O. Box 7816, 300 Raritan Center Parkway, Edison, NJ 08810 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC.