• June 2015
  • Vol. 16, No. 5

Spotlight on Transitioning Youth

This month, CBX focuses on the challenges faced by youth in foster care transitioning to adulthood, as well as the supports and services they may need for a successful transition. We feature a financial empowerment toolkit for youth, a brief highlighting promising programs and policies for assisting transitioning youth, and more.

  • Access to Opportunities for Transitioning Youth
    The journey from adolescence to adulthood can be a challenging time for any young person. For older youth in foster care transitioning to independence, this journey can be especially difficult....

  • Risks for Youth Transitioning to Adulthood
    Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, Child Trends investigated the risk patterns for youth as they transition to adulthood. The study focused on youths' and young...

  • Financial Empowerment Toolkit for Youth
    A toolkit is now available to help caseworkers, Independent Living services providers, foster parents, and other supportive adults promote the financial understanding and capabilities of youth in...

  • Chafee Foster Care Independence Program Evaluation
    In preparation for future evaluation of activities funded by the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for...

  • Improving Services for Transitioning Youth With Disabilities
    A new publication, The 2020 Federal Youth Transition Plan: A Federal Interagency Strategy, presents a framework developed by Federal Partners in Transition (FPT) Workgroup to improve transition...

  • Using SOAR With Transition-Age Youth
    In March 2015, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SOAR Technical Assistance (TA) Center hosted a webinar on increasing access to Social Security Administration (SSA)...