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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

17

Number

2

Page Numbers

pages 43-49

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2012

Abstract

The years of emerging adulthood are oftentimes filled with both happiness and anxiety while youth move toward adult roles and responsibilities. According to Courtney and Dworsky (2006), a subset of American emerging adults, those who are transitioning out of foster care face greater vulnerability than do their peers in the general population in a number of issues. As a result, this paper reviewed the literature on the challenges faced by these former foster youth, namely relationships, well-being, substance use, education, employment and finances. Limitations of this extant research are noted along with directions in future research on programs designed to facilitate these former foster youth's transition. Lastly, real-world implications of the findings are discussed.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Keyword

adulthood; foster care; youth; challenge; transition

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

7 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 17 no. 2 2012

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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