Young People's Transitions from Care to Adulthood: International Research and Practice

Young People's Transitions from Care to Adulthood: International Research and Practice

by Mike Stein
     
 

ISBN-10: 1843106108

ISBN-13: 9781843106104

Pub. Date: 04/15/2008

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd

The transition from care into adulthood is a difficult step for any young person, but young people leaving care have a high risk of social exclusion, both in terms of material disadvantage and marginalisation.

In Young People's Transitions from Care to Adulthood leading academics gather together the latest international research relating to the transition of

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Overview

The transition from care into adulthood is a difficult step for any young person, but young people leaving care have a high risk of social exclusion, both in terms of material disadvantage and marginalisation.

In Young People's Transitions from Care to Adulthood leading academics gather together the latest international research relating to the transition of young people leaving care, outlining and comparing the range of legal and policy frameworks, welfare regimes and innovative practice across 16 countries. The book also highlights the variations that exist between different groups leaving care.

Featuring key messages for policy and practice, this book will give academics, practitioners and policymakers valuable insights into how to encourage resilience and improve outcomes for care leavers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843106104
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd
Publication date:
04/15/2008
Series:
Child Welfare Outcomes Series
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction: Comparative Exploration of Care Leavers' Transitions to Adulthood - Emily R. Munro, Loughborough University, UK and Mike Stein,University of York, UK.. Part I: International Chapters. 2. Australia - Judy Cashmore, University of New South Wales, Australia and Philip Mendes, Monash University, Australia. 3. Canada - Robert J. Flynn and David Vincent, University of Ottawa, Canada. 4. France - Annick-Camille Dumaret, Centre de Recherche Médecine, Sciences, Santé et Société (CERMES) and Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), Paris, France. 5. Germany - Stefan Köngeter, Wolfgang Schröer and Maren Zeller, University of Hildesheim, Germany. 6. Hungary - Mária Herczog, National Institute of Criminology, Hungary. 7. Ireland - Robbie Gilligan, Trinity College, Ireland. 8. Israel - Rami Benbenishty Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. 9. Jordan - Rawan W. Ibrahim, University of East Anglia, UK. 10. Netherlands - Erik J. Knorth, Jana Knot-Dickscheit and Johen Strijker, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. 11. Norway - Jan Storø, Oslo College University, Norway. 12. Romania - Roxana Anghel Anglia Ruskin University, UK and Gabriela Dima, Queens University, UK. 13. Spain - Jorge D. del Valle, University of Oviedo, Spain. 14. Sweden - Ingrid Höjer, University of Göteborg, Sweden. 15. Switzerland - Thomas Gabriel and Renate Stohler, University of Zurich, Switzerland. 16. United Kingdom - Jim Wade, University of York, UK and Emily R. Munro. 17. United States - Mark E. Courtney, University of Washington, USA. Part II: Thematic Issues 18. States of Care Leaving: Towards International Exchange as a Global Resource - John Pinkerton, Queen's University, UK. 19. Legal and Policy Frameworks - Harriet Ward, Loughborough University, UK. 20. Use of Secondary Data to Understand the Experiences of Care Leavers: Cross-National Comparisons - Mark E. Courtney. 21. Transitions from Care to Adulthood: Messages from Research for Policy and Practice - Mike Stein. Glossary. Contributors. Index.

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