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

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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. This book also highlights the variations that exist between different groups leaving care. Featuring key messages for policy and practice, this resource gives academics, practitioners and policy makers valuable insights into how to encourage resilience and improve outcomes for care leavers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843106104
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/15/2008
  • Series: Child Welfare Outcomes Series
  • Pages: 322
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Comparative Exploration of Care Leavers' Transitions to Adulthood Emily R. Munro Munro, Emily R. Mike Stein Stein, Mike 11

2 Ausrralia Judy Cashmore Cashmore, Judy Philip Mendes Mendes, Philip 23

3 Canada Robert J. Flynn Flynn, Robert J. David Vincent Vincent, David 36

4 France Annick-Camille Dumaret Dumaret, Annick-Camille 49

5 Germany Stefan Kongeter Kongeter, Stefan Wolfgang Schroer Schroer, Wolfgang Maren Zeller Zeller, Maren 64

6 Hungary Maria Herczeg Herczeg, Maria 79

7 Ireland Robbie Gilligan Gilligan, Robbie 90

8 Israel Rami Benbenishty Benbenishty, Rami 102

9 Jordan Rawan W. Ibrahim Ibrahim, Rawan W. 115

10 The Netherlands Erik J. Knorth Knorth, Erik J. 132

11 Norway Jan Storo Storo, Jan 147

12 Romania Roxana Angbel Angbel, Roxana 158

13 Spain Jorge F. del Valle Valle, Jorge F. del 173

14 Sweden Ingrid Hojer Hojer, Ingrid 185

15 Switzerland Thomas Gabriel Gabriel, Thomas Renate Stohler Stohler, Renate 197

16 United Kingdom Jim Wade Wade, Jim Emily R. Munro Munro, Emily R. 209

17 United States Mark E. Courtney Courtney, Mark E. 225

18 States of Care Leaving: Towards International Exchange as a Global Resource John Pinkerton Pinkerton, John 241

19 Legal and Policy Frameworks Harriet Ward Ward, Harriet 258

20 Use of Secondary Data to Understand the Experiences of Care Leavers. Cross-National Comparisons Mark E. Courtney Courtney, Mark E. 279

21 Transitions from Care to Adulthood: Messages from Research for Policy and Practice Mike Stein Stein, Mike 289

Subject Index 314

Author Index 318

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