ERIC Number: EJ966359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Mentoring and Social Skills Training: Ensuring Better Outcomes for Youth in Foster Care
Williams, Charles A.
Child Welfare, v90 n1 p59-74 2011
Youth in foster care face significant life challenges that make it more likely that they will face negative outcomes (i.e., school failure, homelessness, and incarceration). While the reason(s) for out-of-home placement (i.e., family violence, abuse, neglect and/or abandonment) provide some context for negative outcomes, such negative outcomes need not be a foregone conclusion. In fact, interventions created to serve at-risk youth could ostensibly address the needs of youth in foster care as well, given that they often face similar social, emotional, and other challenges. Specifically, the author posits that supporting foster care youth through the use of mentoring and social skills training could reduce the negative outcomes far too common for many of these youth.
Descriptors: Mentors, Family Violence, Placement, Homeless People, At Risk Persons, Foster Care, Adolescents, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Intervention, Interpersonal Competence, Training, Academic Failure
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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