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Author Jones, Loring Paul, author

Title Life after foster care : improving outcomes for former foster youth / Loring Paul Jones
Published Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2018]
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Contents Foster care and the transition to young adulthood -- The transition to adulthood in the United States -- Toward a national policy on transitioning foster youth -- Independent living programs : getting youth ready to leave care -- Research on life after foster care -- Education outcomes and challenges for foster children -- Self-sufficiency : employment, earnings, and receipt of public benefits -- Housing and the dangers of homelessness -- Health outcomes -- Mental health outcomes -- Pregnancy, sexuality, and parenting -- Criminal justice involvement -- Family and other social support networks -- Where have we been and where should we go? -- Appendix A Review of the research on independent living programs -- Appendix B Review of the research on life after foster care -- References -- Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 16, 2018)
Subject Foster children -- Care -- United States.
Foster children -- United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018026772
ISBN 1440857415 (electronic book)
9781440857416 (electronic book)