Resources include data and research from national studies examining outcomes for youth who have been involved with the child welfare system, addressing issues related to youth safety, permanency, well-being, and long-term outcomes into adulthood.
Findings From the Transitional Living Program Youth Outcomes Study
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (2021)
Presents the findings of the Transitional Living Program Outcomes Study, which was conducted to evaluate outcomes for runaway and homeless youth ages 16 through 21 who received services and supports through this grant program.
Fostering Youth Transitions: Using Data to Drive Policy and Practice Decisions (PDF - 2,007 KB)
The Annie E. Casey Foundation (2018)
Reports on the outcomes and experiences of youth transitioning out of foster care based on newly available national and State-level data.
A Meta-Regression of Racial Disparities in Wellbeing Outcomes During and After Foster Care
Kennedy, Potter, & Font (2022)
Reports on the increased negative outcomes and racial disparities between Black and non-Black and Hispanic and non-Hispanic youth and young adults related to foster care outcomes.
Supporting Older Youth Beyond Age 18: Examining Data and Trends in Extended Foster Care
Rosenberg & Abbott (2019)
Discusses how young adults who participate in extended foster care achieve better outcomes when transitioning to adulthood versus those not in extended foster care.
What Are the Outcomes for Youth Placed in Group and Institutional Settings?
Casey Family Programs (2022)
Details the decreased outcomes of youth and young adults who reside in group or institutional settings and the resulting impact on their overall well-being.
Youth Outcomes Project
Youth Collaboratory (2019)
Offers guidance on improving measurement strategies to evaluate the outcomes of youth and young adults experiencing homelessness, including findings from Youth Collaboratory's research.