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ERIC Number: EJ791717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
Promoting Autonomous Functioning among Youth in Care: A Program Evaluation
Goyette, Martin
New Directions for Youth Development, n113 p89-105 Spr 2007
Over the past few years, considerable research has highlighted the challenges posed by the need for social reinsertion of youth who leave placement. For youth who leave an alternative living environment at the outset of adulthood, this integration is made all the more difficult by psychosocial and health factors and a lack of support in preparing for independent living and employment. Although they may possess various qualifications and resources, many find themselves relying on publicly funded services or social assistance as they enter adulthood. This article examines an intervention program that aims to prepare youth in high-risk categories for employment, independent living, and an overall orientation to the development of an autonomous lifestyle. It begins by presenting an outline of the contextual organization of youth protection offered in Quebec. The article also presents preliminary results of a three-year pilot study and offers an outline for the provision of intervention and support to troubled youth who are entering adulthood. (Contains 2 figures, 1 table and 31 notes.) [This document was written with support from the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the National Crime Prevention Strategy of the government of Canada, with the collaboration of the Ministry of Public Security, Quebec.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada