The purpose of this study was to analyze the Chafee Foster Care Independence Act of 1999. Findings revealed that emancipated foster youths are vulnerable during the transition to adulthood. Studies have shown that these youths are frequently confronted with three specific risk factors that often compromise their ability to become self-sustaining adults: lack of education, unemployment, and homelessness. The policy's intention is to provide states with greater flexibility to reform and broaden independent living programs that will equip youths with the necessary skills for self-sufficiency. Implications for social work practice, policy, and future research are discussed.
|Advisor:||Goodman, Catherine C.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Public policy|
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