(2012) The Challenges in the Transition to Adulthood for Foster Care Youth: A Literature Review

This paper reviewed the literature on the challenges faced by these former foster youth, namely relationships, well-being, substance use, education, employment and finances. Limitations of this extant research are noted along with directions in future research on programs designed to facilitate these former foster youth’s transition. Lastly, real-world implications of the findings are discussed. (Modern Psychological Studies; Loyola University)