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Helping Youth Transition to Adulthood: Guidance for Foster Parents
Series: Factsheets for Families|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2013|
(PDF - 487 KB)
This factsheet provides foster parents with guidance on how to help youth and emerging adults build a foundation for a successful transition to adult life outside of foster care. The first section provides background information on some of the unique challenges that youth in foster care face as they navigate their teenage years, and it includes information on brain development in young adults and programs that can help youth transition successfully to adulthood. The second part includes eight tip sheets that provide information and resources for foster parents on specific topics—such as money management, health care, and employment—so that they can better help youth prepare for independence. Note: You can read the entire document, just the background information, or just the individual tip sheets.
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013). Helping youth transition to adulthood: Guidance for foster parents. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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