An evaluation of the Berry Street Stand By Me Leaving Care Program

Philip Mendes, Jade Purcell, Kerry Antonucci

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In 2011, Berry Street undertook a scoping study of leaving care supports in the State of Victoria. The study highlighted the very poor long-term outcomes for some young people when they leave state care, particularly those who are likely to have had the most negative pre-care experiences. The study identified a group of high risk adolescents who were particularly likely to fall into this category. This group of young people typically present with multiple and complex needs including mental health issues, intellectual or cognitive disabilities, drug related problems, offending, violence and sexual vulnerability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-77
Number of pages4
JournalChildren and Families in Focus
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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