Young People's Transitions from Care to Adulthood: International Research and Practice

Young People's Transitions from Care to Adulthood: International Research and Practice

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The transition from care into adulthood is a difficult step for any young person, but young people leaving care have a high risk of social exclusion, both in terms of material disadvantage and marginalisation.

In Young People's Transitions from Care to Adulthood leading academics gather together the latest international research relating to the transition of young people leaving care, outlining and comparing the range of legal and policy frameworks, welfare regimes and innovative practice across 16 countries. The book also highlights the variations that exist between different groups leaving care.

Featuring key messages for policy and practice, this book will give academics, practitioners and policymakers valuable insights into how to encourage resilience and improve outcomes for care leavers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846427916
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 04/15/2008
Series: Child Welfare Outcomes
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 897 KB

About the Author

Mike Stein is a Research Professor in the Social Policy Research Unit at York University, UK. He is also a qualified social worker and has worked as a probation officer, a senior child care officer and an area manager in a social services department. He has spent the last thirty years researching the problems and challenges faced by young people leaving care. He is also a co-ordinator of the Transitions from Care to Adulthood International Research Group (INTRAC).
Jim Wade is Senior Research Fellow, Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of York, UK.
Emily R. Munro is Research Fellow at the Centre for Child and Family Research (CCfR), Loughborough University. Her research interests include the interaction between different professional groups in the decision-making process influencing life pathways and outcomes for vulnerable children and innovative methodologies to ensure that services users' views inform policy and practice.
John Pinkerton is an established academic known for his research and writing in the area of family support. His work is heavily influenced by an international perspective. For the last 15 years he has been an international advisor to the Children's Institute, University of Cape Town. In preparation for legislative change in the 1990s he led a research team from Queen's University Belfast in producing a base line study of family support in Northern Ireland. He has advised government on family support in both the North and South of Ireland. His teaching covers both qualifying and post qualifying training in social work. He is Co-Editor of the British Journal of Social Work, leading on its family and child care content.
Robbie Gilligan is Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin and associate director of the Children's Research Centre. He has written extensively on child care and foster care.

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction: Comparative Exploration of Care Leavers' Transitions to Adulthood - Emily R. Munro, Loughborough University, UK and Mike Stein,University of York, UK.. Part I: International Chapters. 2. Australia - Judy Cashmore, University of New South Wales, Australia and Philip Mendes, Monash University, Australia. 3. Canada - Robert J. Flynn and David Vincent, University of Ottawa, Canada. 4. France - Annick-Camille Dumaret, Centre de Recherche Médecine, Sciences, Santé et Société (CERMES) and Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), Paris, France. 5. Germany - Stefan Köngeter, Wolfgang Schröer and Maren Zeller, University of Hildesheim, Germany. 6. Hungary - Mária Herczog, National Institute of Criminology, Hungary. 7. Ireland - Robbie Gilligan, Trinity College, Ireland. 8. Israel - Rami Benbenishty Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. 9. Jordan - Rawan W. Ibrahim, University of East Anglia, UK. 10. Netherlands - Erik J. Knorth, Jana Knot-Dickscheit and Johen Strijker, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. 11. Norway - Jan Storø, Oslo College University, Norway. 12. Romania - Roxana Anghel Anglia Ruskin University, UK and Gabriela Dima, Queens University, UK. 13. Spain - Jorge D. del Valle, University of Oviedo, Spain. 14. Sweden - Ingrid Höjer, University of Göteborg, Sweden. 15. Switzerland - Thomas Gabriel and Renate Stohler, University of Zurich, Switzerland. 16. United Kingdom - Jim Wade, University of York, UK and Emily R. Munro. 17. United States - Mark E. Courtney, University of Washington, USA. Part II: Thematic Issues 18. States of Care Leaving: Towards International Exchange as a Global Resource - John Pinkerton, Queen's University, UK. 19. Legal and Policy Frameworks - Harriet Ward, Loughborough University, UK. 20. Use of Secondary Data to Understand the Experiences of Care Leavers: Cross-National Comparisons - Mark E. Courtney. 21. Transitions from Care to Adulthood: Messages from Research for Policy and Practice - Mike Stein. Glossary. Contributors. Index.

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