The primary goal of the present study was to explore how accumulation of risk and protective factors contributed to resilient functioning among youth leaving foster care in one state. Specifically, this research aimed to examine whether cumulative risk and protection independently affected resilience, or whether the impact of protection was contingent upon the level of risk.
Our youth have the opportunity to enter the program and learn the basics needed to live on their own, while under the supervision and accountability provided by our Group Home. Once they have tasted success, they will be given the opportunity to move into our Apartment Program (Ascent Apartments) where they will be supported as they continue to master the…
This program will start out with teachings of daily life skills such as money management, credit and credit reports, job readiness etc. The second part focuses on job readiness such as how to create a resume, what wear, how to fill out job applications etc. The third and final step focuses on preparing to live independently by learning how to…
LifeStrengths is the nationally recognized program that develops youth for a stronger community, using an evidence-based, positive youth development model that advances foster care and other at-risk youth to a place of self-sufficiency and independence from government subsidies.
Footsteps provides Transitional Living services to youth in the foster care system ages 16 through 21. Youth are offered housing services in a group home setting or an independent apartment setting, based on their life skills and need. All youth are offered assistance with education, employment, mental and physical health, and life skills acquisition.
Many young adults who transition from foster care to adult life on their own experience difficulties. We make sure those new adults are ready for managing their education or employment, and that they can achieve their goals of self-sufficiency.
This article uses research from Missouri, where older youth can stay in the foster care system until age 21; to address several different questions about the phenomenon of transitioning out of the foster care system between ages 17 and 19. (Literature Review – Child Youth Serv Rev)