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ERIC Number: EJ791716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
Transition without Status: The Experience of Youth Leaving Care without Canadian Citizenship
Hare, Francis G.
New Directions for Youth Development, n113 p77-88 Spr 2007
Youth without citizenship or permanent resident status who age out of care are vulnerable to exploitation and deportation. This article explores the dimensions of this issue and ways to address it. It highlights the vulnerability of a small but significant group of youth in transition from the child welfare system who are most vulnerable right at the point where they make the transition from care. The author stresses that the system must increase its efforts to systematically track these youth while they are in care and exercise its authority to ensure that they have obtained Canadian permanent resident or citizenship status prior to leaving care. This means that the awareness of the issue and its significance must be raised within the system. (Contains 15 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A