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ERIC Number: ED557966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 38
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Creating Access to Opportunities for Youth in Transition from Foster Care. An AYPF Policy Brief
Russ, Erin; Fryar, Garet
American Youth Policy Forum
What happens to youth in foster care when they turn 18? Many face unprecedented challenges like homelessness, lack of financial resources, difficulty accessing educational opportunities, and unemployment. In this issue brief, The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) document these challenges and opportunities in three distinct yet overlapping areas of need: (1) Sustainable Social Capital; (2) Permanency Supports; and (3) Postsecondary Opportunities. For each area of need, the authors define the challenges youth face and identify promising programs and policies that are in place to help them transition from foster care to a healthy, successful adult life.
American Youth Policy Forum. 1836 Jefferson Place NW, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-775-9731; Fax: 202-775-9733; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: American Youth Policy Forum
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Childrens Health Insurance Program; Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families