Catalogue by countries / Enhancing Permanency for Older Youth in Out-of-Home Care

Documentation presentation
ISS/IRC Code COM-RIGHTS ENG-014
Partner
Title Enhancing Permanency for Older Youth in Out-of-Home Care
Author Child Welfare Information Gateway
Generic unit

General information
Date published/issue 06-00-2006
Date received 00-00-0000
Place published UNITED STATES
Editor
Publisher U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Distributor
Page 14
Price
ISBN
Type of material Periodical
Language of document

Document information
Document description Commentaries
Information
Country concerned UNITED STATES
Index Child-rights
Practice
Child-care
Abandonment
Child-interest
Free text This publication brings information about the search of families for older children and youth in out-of-home care. It brings also statistics that older children stay in foster care longer and achieve permanency at lower rates than young children. It is mentioned the fact that youth that are considered "age out" of the foster care system often leave with few skills, minimal education and inadequate preparation for living as productive and independent adults.

Document qualification
Degree of interest Sensitive
Work area Miscellaneous
Potential users All
Other potential users General