Helping Youth Transition to Adulthood: Guidance for Foster Parents

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Helping Youth Transition to Adulthood: Guidance for Foster Parents

Author(s): Information Gateway

Year Published: 2018

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The transition to adulthood and self-sufficiency can be challenging for any young person but can be particularly daunting for those who have been living in foster care. Foster parents can help youth in their care prepare for any upcoming challenges. This factsheet provides guidance on how foster parents can help youth build a foundation for a successful transition to adult life outside of foster care. It describes the challenges youth face, how the adolescent brain affects them during this time, and Federal laws and programs. It also provides concrete ways they can partner with youth. 

Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2018). 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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