The goal of this project was to learn about PSH programs specifically for young people formerly in foster care, which we define as young people who spent any time in foster care, including those who aged out. Through interviews and focus groups, we sought to better understand the range of current programs that generally follow the PSH model.
Dr Stephan Lund from UWA’s School of Allied Health evaluated the outcomes of two Western Australian trial programs that prioritized the needs of young people entrusted to the care of the state. The findings, published in Parity recommended extending the age of foster care to 21 to significantly improve care exit options.
This study assesses whether youth in foster care in the United States who are over age 18 have better financial capability and related supports compared with younger youth and whether there are associations between supports and financial capability.
Between fall 2019 and spring 2020, Think Of Us partnered with Bloom Works (Bloom) as well as five locations across the United States to better understand the transition process for youth aging out of foster care. Our initial goal was to identify gaps in the system that Think Of Us could address in our next phase of product development. However,…
This research-based issue brief outlines clear strategies and framework elements that child welfare service systems should adopt to promote the development of resilience among young adults in foster care. Readers explore what it means to develop resilience, what research says about this issue and why it is such a vital asset for youth in care.
This brief summarizes current research and promising practices for implementing TIC to support the well-being of children exposed to trauma and help them reach their full potential. The brief begins with an overview of the nature, prevalence, and impact of childhood trauma, followed by a discussion of related risk factors associated with poor child outcomes and protective factors that support…
Building the protective factors of children and youth in foster care can help increase their resilience in the short term. It can also help promote skills, Personal characteristics, knowledge, relationships, and opportunities that offset risk factors and contribute to improved well-being and positive longer term outcomes.
The findings highlight the need for multidimensional models of risk and resilience and illustrate the importance of heretofore underappreciated heterogeneity in the adaptive outcomes of emancipated foster youth.
Children exposed to social adversity—hardship as a result of social circumstances such as poverty or intergenerational trauma—are at increased risk of poor outcomes across the life course. Understanding what promotes resilient outcomes is essential for the development of evidence informed intervention strategies. We conducted a systematic review to identify how child resilience is measured and what factors are associated with…
In this systematic review, we will 1) assess the concepts, methods and designs of these intervention trials with a particular emphasis on resilience definitions and the instruments used to measure resilience, and will 2) propose standards for future intervention trials based on recent developments in the field.