- May/June 2001
- Vol. 2, No. 3
Preparing Youth for Long-Term Success: Proceedings From the Casey Family Program National Independent Living ForumNollan, 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