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Helping youth who are aging out of foster care during COVID-19

How Child Welfare Leaders Can Help Older Youth During COVID-19 Pandemic

As the nation grapples with the public health crisis of COVID-19, child welfare systems must prioritize the urgent and unique needs of older youth in foster care and those who have left (or aged out of) foster care without permanent family connections. Read seven recommendations for young people.

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Preparing Young People in Foster Care for Success

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Using Science to Improve Child Welfare Practice

With knowledge of how the adolescent brain matures, adults can do more to ensure young people feel supported and prepared as they navigate the road into adulthood. This guide tells you how.

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How the Economy Wins When Young People Are Prepared

In Future Savings, readers learn about the societal costs of failing to prepare young people in foster care for success. It also highlights how targeted interventions can help these young people while erasing billions in unnecessary costs.

Young people from foster care tend to lag behind their peers in adulthood.

Data on Young People in Foster Care

"Fostering Youth Transitions" provides first-of-its-kind data to better understand the lives of young people who have experienced foster care.