Research on the resiliency and potential of the adolescent brain means that no young person is a lost cause. Learn about how we help young people in foster care rewire, recover from trauma, and build better lives.
The Adolescent Brain—New Research and Its Implications for Young People Transitioning from Foster Care
This Success Beyond 18 report outlines new research findings on adolescent brain development and the implications for young people aging out of foster care. Download the summary findings here.
Promoting Development of Resilience Among Young People in Foster Care
This issue brief describes how having the right support systems can enable these young people in foster care to develop resilience and better cope with, adapt to, and recover from even the most substantial challenges.
Social Capital: Building Quality Networks for Young People in Foster Care
This issue brief explains why young people who have been in foster care need diverse social networks comprised of quality relationships with their families, schools, communities, and peers — and how child welfare policies and practices need to promote these networks.
Trauma-Informed Practice With Young People in Foster Care
This issue brief shows how trauma-informed practice provides supports and opportunities to promote healthy recovery and optimal adolescent brain development throughout adolescence and emerging adulthood.
What's Going On In There?
This Success Beyond 18 fact sheet explains how the latest findings in adolescent brain research reinforce the need to create a better path for young people transitioning from foster care.