Profile / Case Study
This Child Trends report evaluates Nebraska’s Bridge to Independence (b2i) program for young adults who have recently exited from the foster care system. The program offers supportive services such as medical care, housing, and case management and assists participants as they attain education and employment in coordination with an assigned independence coordinator. This report’s assessment of qualitative and quantitative impacts of b2i are incorporated as part of the Nebraska Children’s Commission 2018-2019 Annual Report and will be used to set future priorities on the b2i program expansion.
This Chapin Hall research-to-practice brief examines the connection between youth homelessness and educational attainment. The brief identifies research that demonstrates how young people encountering family instability are more likely to have unstable living circumstances and are at a greater risk for education disruption at the secondary school level. The brief also notes how youth encountering homelessness are less likely to enroll in and complete college or post-secondary education.