Aging Out of the Foster System

Posted on March 13, 2014

The “quarter-life” crisis is known to be a challenging time for youth navigating the bridge from adolescence into young adulthood. Developmental tasks for this period include youth taking definitive steps towards achieving measures of independence in areas of finance, emotional maturity, employment, housing and education. Embodied in this transition period is the view that it is a period of growth, but one that can be a difficult crossroad for many.

Best Practices in Transitioning Youth Out of Care, (Child Welfare Institute, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, March 2014)

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Exploring Youth Outcomes After Aging Out of Care, (Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth, 2017)