Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts, #9: Suicide Prevention for Current, Former Foster Youth
The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 12 former foster youths who completed Congressional internships.
Foster Youth Transitions to Independence: Options to Improve Program Efficiencies
The 2009 Legislature directed the Washington State Institute for Public Policy to “evaluate the adequacy of and access to financial aid and independent living programs for youth in foster care.” This examination analyzes results and includes opportunities to improve efficiencies within these programs.
On Their Own: What Happens to Kids When They Age Out of the Foster Care System?
Describes the challenges faced by youth who moved from foster care to independence in cities across the country, and illustrates the need for family and informal support networks, preparation for household and financial management, and youth participation in planning.