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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Elizabeth Calvin; Human Rights Watch (Organization)
|Notes:||"This report was written and researched by Elizabeth Calvin"--Acknowledgements.
"May 2010"--Page following title page.
|Description:||70 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm|
|Contents:||[pt. 1:] Summary --
California's failure --
Support before and after age 18 is needed --
[pt. 2:] Key recommendations --
Extend support for youth in foster care beyond age 18 --
Guarantee that youth have useful emancipation plans --
Create real opportunities for youth to develop skills for independence --
Help youth establish relationships that extend beyond emancipation --
[pt. 3:] The California foster care system --
An overview --
Emancipating from foster care --
Selected federal and state laws governing emancipation --
[pt. 4:] Findings: from foster care to homelessness --
Nowhere to turn: temporary shelter; abandoned buildings, cars, couch-surfing, parks, and the streets; returning to birth families; unsafe and undesirable alternatives to living on the street; college --
California failed to prepare these youth for adulthood: no realistic plan for emancipation; no income to afford housing; basic living skills lacking; no one to turn to --
Foster youth need special assistance: the effects of childhood trauma; lack of community connection for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth; multiple moves; mental health problems, disabilities, and parenting --
Support beyond age 18 is needed: young adults need support and guidance; "out at 18" is a costly state policy; the rights of current and former foster children under international law; a variety of post-emancipation options is needed --
[pt. 5:] Leaving homelessness behind --
[pt. 6:] Detailed recommendations --
[pt. 7:] Research methods --
[pt. 8:] Acknowledgements.
|Other Titles:||From foster care to homelessness for California youth
United States, my so-called emancipation
- Ex-foster children -- Services for -- California.
- Young adults -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- California.
- Foster home care -- California.
- Homeless youth -- California.
- Hemlösa -- Förenta staterna -- Kalifornien.
- Ungdomar -- sociala förhållanden -- Förenta staterna -- Kalifornien.