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October 2004Vol. 5, No. 8Permanency for Adolescents

The summer newsletter of the National Resource Center for Youth Development (NRCYD) focuses on permanency for adolescents, examining such options as adoption and independent living. The articles include:

  • "Successful Adolescent Adoptions," which follows the stories of 49 families who adopted youth ages 12 to 19, examining the factors that made the adoptions successful.
  • "CSR/Massachusetts Families for Kids--Lifelong Family Connections: An Adolescent Permanency Model," which explores seven components that assist in establishing lifelong family relationships for adolescents.
  • "Merging Permanency and Independent Living: Lifelong Family Relationships and Life Skills for Older Youth," which discusses ways that the "permanency" outcome can be included with the "safety" and "well-being" outcomes for older youth.
  • "The Path to Permanence: Innovative Strategies for Life Long Connections," which looks at youth-generated ideas for permanency.

The NRCYD Update can be downloaded at (Editor's note: Link no longer active).