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ERIC Number: EJ992835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1037-1656
Examining the Experiences of Young People Transitioning from Out-of-Home Care in Rural Victoria
Mendes, Philip
Rural Society, v21 n3 p198-209 Jun 2012
Young people leaving state out-of-home care are arguably one of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in society. Many have been found to experience significant health, social and educational deficits. In recent years, most Australian States and Territories have introduced specialist leaving care and after care programs and supports, but there has been only limited examination of the effectiveness of these programs. This paper examines the experiences of a group of young people involved in the leaving care and after care support program introduced by St. Luke's Anglicare in the Victorian town of Bendigo. Particular attention is drawn to some of the practical needs identified by the young people including re-establishing relationships with family, acquiring a driving licence and/or managing public transport, dealing with legal issues, and coping with the particular challenges of living in rural communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia