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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Policy analysis of the John Chafee Foster Care Independent Living Program
by Davis, Kimberly D., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 48; 1466195
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to analyze the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program previously known as the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999. Findings revealed that there are 3 major factors that hinder the successful transition to successful adulthood among emancipated/emancipating foster youth. Research has shown that this population of youth has trouble achieving self-sufficiency due to lack of education, employment skills and homelessness. The policy's intention is for states to implement new and reform old programs that will provide this population with independent living skills that will ensure their transition to self-sufficiency. Implications of social work practice, research and policy are also discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jimenez, Jillian
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Political science, Public policy
Publication Number: 1466195
ISBN: 978-1-109-16778-8
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