Supporting Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care

Youth transitioning out of foster care and into adulthood need various supports to navigate the challenges they face. Recently, federal child welfare policy has significantly increased the availability of these supports. In 1999, the Foster Care Independence Act amended Title IV-E of the Social Security Act to create the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program. This amendment increased funds available to states for independent living services including training in daily living skills, education and employment assistance, counseling, and case management. Although these funds can be spent on a wide range of services and supports, much of the funding is being spent on services aimed at promoting educational attainment, which has become increasingly essential to economic self-sufficiency and better lifelong outcomes.
Record Type: 
Report
Publication Date: 
December, 2014
Date: 
December 2014
Source: 
Partner Resources
National/International: 
National
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Welfare
  • Special Populations
    • Youth in Transition
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