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Young People's Transitions from Care to Adulthood

Young People's Transitions from Care to Adulthood

International Research and Practice

Edited by Mike Stein and Emily R. Munro

Part of the Child Welfare Outcomes series

Quick Overview

In this book leading academics gather together the latest research relating to the transition of young people leaving care, outlining and comparing the range of legal and policy frameworks, welfare regimes and innovative practice across 16 countries. The book also highlights the variations that exist between different groups leaving care.
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Hardback
2008, 9.41in x 7.13in / 239mm x 181mm, 320pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-610-4
CA$79.95

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2008, ePUB, 320pp
ISBN: 978-1-84642-791-6
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Description

The transition from care into adulthood is a difficult step for any young person, but young people leaving care have a high risk of social exclusion, both in terms of material disadvantage and marginalisation.

In Young People's Transitions from Care to Adulthood leading academics gather together the latest international research relating to the transition of young people leaving care, outlining and comparing the range of legal and policy frameworks, welfare regimes and innovative practice across 16 countries. The book also highlights the variations that exist between different groups leaving care.

Featuring key messages for policy and practice, this book will give academics, practitioners and policymakers valuable insights into how to encourage resilience and improve outcomes for care leavers.

Reviews

'The book is a first step in gaining an international comparison of young people's transitions from leaving care. In this respect it makes a valuable contribution and is well worth reading... Overall, this book succeeds in providing a beginning international comparison of an important area of service provision that has been generally neglected until relatively recently.'
- European Journal of Social Work

'This is an essential addition to the library of anyone interested in transitions to adulthood and leaving care policy. It contains an enormous amount of information presented in a digestible format.'
- Children & Society

'It undoubtedly takes forward debates about both comparative social work research and how best to support care leavers, and will be of interest to anyone working in this field.'
- Adoption and Fostering Journal

'In 2003, an international group of researchers came together to share findings on the problems, challenges and outcomes facing care leavers making the transition to adulthood. Their work was in response to growing cross-national evidence of the social exclusion of young people leaving care. The group was also interested in exploring similarities and differences in young people's journeys to adulthood in different countries and how there were shaped by social, political and legal structures. In other words, what could we learn from each other's experiences to improve services and outcomes during transition.'
- Keynotes

'For research and teaching the book is excellent in raising issues from a world perspective. The book is laid out in a very logical way. It is easy to find information in it, and as such it is a valuable for library purchase. It is particularly useful for professional social work courses, but courses on early childhood studies, and teacher education may also find it of value.'
- SWAP The Higher Education Academy Social Policy and Social Work Subject Centre

'In Young People's Transitions from Care to Adulthood leading academics gather the latest international research relating to the transition of young people leaving care, outlining and comparing the range of legal and policy frameworks, welfare regimes and innovative practice across 16 countries... The book will give academics, practitioners and policymakers valuable insights into how to encourage resilience and improve outcomes for care leavers.'
- Child Right

'The book is a first step in gaining an international comparison of young people's transitions from leaving care. In this respect it makes a valuable contribution and is well worth reading ... Overall, this book succeeds in providing a beginning international comparison of an important area of service provision that has been generally neglected until relatively recently.'
- European Journal of Social Work