• May/June 2001
  • Vol. 2, No. 3

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Preparing Youth for Long-Term Success: Proceedings From the Casey Family Program National Independent Living Forum

Nollan, K. A.; Downs, A. C. (Editors). Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC. 2000. 160 pp. $14.95. Paperback.

Research shows that adolescents in foster care achieve lower levels of education in math and reading and, after aging out of care, have more difficulty staying regularly employed and experience a higher rate of homelessness. Participants in this forum shared information on the latest trends and gaps in policy, research, and practice. Sessions covered:

  • Challenges for independent living programs
  • Special problems of youth in racial, ethnic, and sexual minority groups
  • Preparing youth for employment
  • Fostering self-sufficiency
  • Housing options for independent living preparation

Recommendations for future work in the field include increased communication among practitioners, policymakers, and researchers; collaboration on a research agenda; and more developmentally sensitive legislation that better accommodates individual and family needs.

To purchase a copy, contact:

Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
PO Box 2019
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-2019
Phone: 800-407-6273 or 301-617-7825
Fax: 301-206-9789
Email: cwla@pmds.com
Website: http://www.cwla.org/pubs

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