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June 2009Vol. 10, No. 5Exploring Youth Options From Many Perspectives

This year's issue of Child Welfare 360° (CW360°) applies its comprehensive approach to the topic of adolescents in the child welfare system. Twenty-eight short articles written by researchers, caseworkers, policymakers, kin, and youth provide a variety of perspectives on the topic of achieving permanency for youth aging out of the child welfare system. The articles fall into three sections:

  • The Overview focuses primarily on research and policies.
  • The Practice section looks at specific issues (e.g., education) and populations (e.g., youth with disabilities).
  • Collaborations & Perspectives includes personal stories and program descriptions.

A fourth section presents a bibliography and resources on this topic.

CW360° is published by the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the University of Minnesota's School of Social Work and can be accessed on its website: