Supporting Older Youth Beyond Age 18: Examining Data and Trends in Extended Foster Care

This Child Trends report examines the impact of extended foster care on older youth (over 18 years old) as they transition to adulthood. The report analyzes the relationship between extended foster care and attainment of young adult outcomes in education and employment, as well as independent living. Data in this report are drawn from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) Foster Care File, the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) Services File, and the NYTD Outcomes File.
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Youth in Transition
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