Aging Out of Care – 4 Great New Resources! March 2021

Advocates want governments to better support youth leaving foster care amid pandemic Mar 10, 2021 EverythingGP
Melanie Doucet, senior researcher at the Child Welfare League of Canada, said vulnerable youth who transition out of foster care or a group home, at age 18 or 19 in most jurisdictions, already experience higher rates of unemployment, homelessness and mental health issues..

W5 Video W5: What happens after foster care?
W5’s Sandie Rinaldo explores what happens to children when they age out of Canada’s foster care system, suddenly being cut off from emotional and financial support and putting them at risk.

Theory of Emerging Adulthood helps to explain shifting societal trends regarding aging out of care.
Psychologist Jeffrey Arnette’s =University of Maryland College Park  Theory Of Emerging Adulthood recognizes a period of prolonged transition between late adolescence and fully independent adulthood.

Documenting the impact of an innovative housing initiative to support youth aging out of foster care February 22, 2021 MacEwan University
A team of MacEwan University scholars is partnering with NiGiNan Housing Ventures to help document a new approach to address homelessness among Indigenous youth.

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