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Presented at the 20th Annual Research Conference

Making It On Your Own: Social Support and Mental Health for Former Foster Youth

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Session Number: 1000 Room: Salon E & F

Presenting: Cheri Hoffman

All Authors for this paper: Cheri Hoffman

Presentation Type: poster presentation

Synopsis: Young people aging out of foster care typically find the transition to adulthood to be both premature and abrupt. Former foster youth have poorer outcomes in education, employment, housing, social support, and mental health when compared to similar youth who did not experience foster care. This study uses data from the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative in Nashville to examine the level of social support and mental health services received by former foster youth enrolled in the Opportunity Passport Program. Relationships between these variables and length of time enrolled in the Opportunity Passport, education, employment, and housing situation are examined.

Date: Sunday, March 4, 2007

Session Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM