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Study Finds Foster Youth Fare Better When They Receive Care Until 21 [Chronicle of Social Change]

Thursday, May 12, 2016  
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Foster youth who remain in care as young adults, tend to enroll in school, avoid homelessness and have more positive life outcomes generally than youth who age out at 18, according to the most comprehensive study of transition age foster youth to date. The Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago recently released the second wave of findings from its ongoing “California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study” (CalYOUTH). Chapin Hall also organized “Fostering Futures,” a forum to discuss the research findings. The event featured University of Chicago Professor Mark Courtney, a Chapin Hall scholar, as well as child welfare advocates and transition age foster youth.


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