The purpose of this study was to explore the perceived challenges and successes that emancipated foster youth encounter after they age out of the child welfare system. A total of 12 emancipated foster youth participated in this qualitative study. The results showed that housing was the biggest challenge along with obtaining employment and meeting their basic needs. Some former foster youth identified their biggest success as obtaining housing after emancipating from foster care, while other former foster youth reported their successes as re-connecting with family, finishing high school or pursuing college, and/or getting off illegal drugs. In addition, half of respondents reported not having any services post emancipation while others reported receiving public assistance.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
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