• May 2015
  • Vol. 16, No. 4

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Education Programs for Youth Transitioning to Independent Living

As part of its planning efforts for Chafee Foster Care Independence Program-funded evaluations of Independent Living programs, the U.S. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation partnered with the Urban Institute and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago to develop a series of briefs on different programs supporting youth transitioning out of foster care. The first brief in the series provides specific information on the education-focused programs currently available for youth in foster care, the programs' effectiveness, and areas for the field to consider regarding next steps in evaluating the Chafee Program, which offers assistance to help current and former youth in foster care achieve self-sufficiency. Chafee funding supports activities and programs such as help with education, employment, financial management, housing, and emotional support.

This brief provides multiple tables of information comparing typical education programs to those specifically geared toward youth in transition. These tables provide a summary of education programs broken down into categories, including education type, purpose, common elements, and types of intervention.

To access Supporting Youth Transitioning out of Foster Care–Issue Brief 1: Education Programs, visit http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/resource/supporting-youth-transitioning-out-of-foster-care-issue-brief-1-education-programs.

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