Majority of California Youth in Foster Care Believe Extended Care Helps Them Reach Life Goals
This study focuses on the state of California, an early adopter of the new policy that also has the largest foster care population in the U.S. It addresses...
Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders Suggests Youth Reaching Age of Majority in Foster Care Need Special Attention
This report examines mental health and substance use problems of foster youth at age 17, as well as related services provided to the participants.
Survey of Child Welfare Workers Finds Few Appropriate Housing Options for Foster Youth over 18
California child welfare workers were surveyed about the service delivery context of extended foster care. Most workers were concerned about the availability of...
Study of Foster Youths’ Education Status Finds Many are Facing Hurdles to Success
This report examines the educational status of and services available to older adolescents in foster care in California, both from the viewpoint of the youth...
Study of Youth in California Foster Care at Age 17 Reveals Need for Ongoing Support
This study addresses whether extending foster care past age 18 in California influenced youths' outcomes during the transition to adulthood.