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Young People Leaving Care

Supporting Pathways to Adulthood

Mike Stein

Quick Overview

An authoritative text highlighting the key issues affecting young people taking the step from leaving care to adulthood. Covers relevant research, policy and practice, and advises on how best to understand, prepare and support young people.
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Book
2012, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 200pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-244-3
£25.00
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Available as an ebook from these retailers. eISBN: 978-0-85700-505-2

Description

The journey to adulthood is a big step for all young people. However, for young people leaving care it may be far more difficult, coping with major changes in their lives and at a younger age, especially if they lack preparation and support.

Young People Leaving Care explores the journey from care to adulthood through the main challenges these young people face: in being in settled accommodation, in fulfilling their potential in education, employment or training, and in achieving and maintaining good health and a positive sense of wellbeing. For each of these pathways, the book provides a comprehensive review of relevant research, how young people might be best supported, and how the services they receive have the potential to increase resilience and boost their chances of enjoying a fulfilled life as a young adult.

This is an essential book for all those who work with young people from care, including social workers, personal advisers, counsellors, teachers, policy makers, researchers and students in the field of child welfare.

Reviews

'This book provides a comprehensive overview of the needs of care leavers and the services needed to support them to enhance their outcomes. It is a helpful resource for any professional involved with care leaver.'
- PSW (Professional Social Work)

'Young people Leaving Care. Supporting Pathways to Adulthood is not the first book to be published on the subject but with Mike Stein as the author it is one of the Best.'
- Young Minds Magazine

'It is a useful book that covers important practical considerations for young people leaving care. It is full of interesting examples and discusses relevant and current research in a meaningful way.'
- Gloria Pottor, "Open" Magazine for OU, the Fostering Network

Authors

By (author): Mike Stein