Research shows that young people do best when they have caring adults and supportive family networks to rely on for a lifetime. Learn about why having a permanent supportive relationship with and feeling connected to caring adults makes a difference.
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.
A Call To Action: An Integrated Approach to Youth Permanency and Preparation for Adulthood
This paper provides child welfare policy recommendations that support older youth permanence.
A Family for Every Child: Strategies To Achieve Permanency for Older Foster Children and Youth
This guide outlines child welfare policy strategies to achieve older youth permanence.
A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime: Relational Permanence Among Young Adults with Foster Care Backgrounds
This paper illustrates the power of social capital and other policy strategies to help achieve older youth permanence.
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.