(2013) Foster Youth and the Transition to Adulthood: The Theoretical and Conceptual Basis for Natural Mentoring

This article applies the life course perspective to describe the theoretical and contextual foundation that explains the hardships foster youth experience when they emancipate from the U.S. child welfare system. Next, the theoretical basis for natural mentoring among foster youth is explored using the resiliency perspective to frame the discussion. (University of Pennsylvania)