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Vol. 23, No. 1
May 2018

Supporting the Transition from Foster Care to Independence

The move from adolescence to adulthood is challenging. Although at this stage they are still developing, young people must master complex practicalities (housing, relationships, taxes, finances, health) while selecting and preparing for an occupation.

This is tough in the best of circumstances. When teens are in foster care, it can be even harder. The table below shows this to be true.

North Carolina's child welfare practitioners are working to change this. To support them, this issue of Practice Notes shares tools that can help youth assess their readiness for independence, gives updates on NYTD and our state's extended foster care program, offers tips for teaching young adults to assume care of their medical needs, and more.

Contents of this Issue

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Assessing Readiness to Transition Out of Foster Care

NC's Foster Care 18-21 Program: Benefits and Lessons Learned

Reflections on Promoting Independence
An Interview with Resource Parents Tony & Wanda Douglas

Preparing Transitioning Youth to Look After Their Own Medical Needs

Removing Barriers to Driving for Youth in Foster Care

Promoting College Success for Youth in Foster Care

NYTD and the Success of Transitioning Youth

References for this Issue

~ Family and Children's Resource Program ~