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.
|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|
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