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Dec/Jan 2008Vol. 8, No. 11A Guide to Day-to-Day Survival for Young Adults

Older teens and young adults transitioning out of foster care and into adulthood face a wide range of questions and choices concerning employment, education, health, housing, personal finances, and many other everyday issues. Life in the Hood: Adulthood 101, the Orphan Foundation of America's new book for young adults transitioning into adulthood, provides practical knowledge and advice to help teens and young adults meet the challenges of life on their own.

Written with the input of hundreds of young adults living in foster care nationwide, the guide includes sections on day-to-day survival skills, such as finding housing, preparing food, using public transportation, managing personal finances, and staying fit. Life in the Hood also covers time management, career choices, strategies for studying, and tips for obtaining and accessing educational resources. A section on employment opportunities, internships, resume writing, interviewing with prospective employers, and on-the-job strategies is also included. Supplementing the text are various checklists and charts that serve as visual aids in the decision-making process.

To order a copy of Life in the Hood: Adulthood 101, by Tina Raheem, visit the Orphan Foundation of America's website: (PDF - 808 KB)