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Leveraging the Power of Caring Adults in the Lives of Foster Youth: How Relationships Can Change Lives
By Johanna Greeson A bleak portrait continues to emerge for youth who age out of foster care without connections to caring adults and with inadequate independent living skills. The field of child welfare has yet to develop an effective response to this problem.
Hispanic and African American Youth: Life After Foster Care Emancipation
This qualitative study of 28 (10 Hispanic and 18 African-American) former foster care youth attempts to capture the essence of their quest for self-sufficiency. While research on former foster care youth continues to highlight the problems confronting them after they emancipate from care, the depth of their struggles is often lost in the aggregation of statistics.