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Housing, Education, and Health Care
Resources and information about housing, education, and health care services for youth after they have emancipated from out-of-home care.
Can't Do It Alone: Housing Collaborations to Improve Foster Youth Outcomes
Choca, Minoff, Angene, Byrnes, & Kenneally
Child Welfare, 83(5), 2004
Describes the partners, models, and resources several collaborations used, their progress and outcomes, insights gained, and directions for future work.
Reaching the Hard to Reach: Innovative Housing for Homeless Youth Through Strategic Partnerships (PDF - 660 KB)
Child Welfare, 83(5), 2004
Features three housing programs targeting the needs of youth aging out of child welfare in Colorado. Describes how data have driven program development and discusses how policy implications and relationships with the public and private sector can leverage additional resources.
Educational Opportunity for Youth in Care
Children's Voice, 11(3), 2002
Evaluates the nature and success of 17 State programs, from scholarships to tuition waivers, that support foster and adopted youth in earning their college degrees.
Addressing the Health Care Needs of Transitioning Youth (PDF - 48 KB)
National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators (2010)
Describes provisions under the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act that direct States to have a health oversight and coordination plan for each young person in foster care, and discusses State efforts to improve health outcomes of foster youth.
The Affordable Care Act
Describes key provisions of the law, presents a timeline of changes, and offers resources to help individuals understand how the law affects them.
The Foster Care Independence Act of 1999: Enhancing Youth Access to Health Care (PDF - 76 KB)
English & Grasso (2000)
Examines research that demonstrates physical development and sexual health issues should be special areas of concern; discusses current barriers to health care; and offers a number of suggestions for child welfare advocates seeking to promote continued access to health care and other independent living services at the State and Federal level.
Healthy Foster Care America
American Academy of Pediatrics
Provides ready-to-use tools and resources for professionals and partner organizations that address the latest information, facts, and figures on the health care of children and teens in foster care.
How Health Care Reform Helps Children in or at Risk of Entering the Child Welfare System (PDF - 130 KB)
Klain, Kendall, Pilnik
ABA Child Law Practice, 29(3), 2010
Highlights key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that apply to children and youth in foster care or those at risk of entering care.