Transitioning from state care: young people's journey to independence

Phillip Mendes, Badal MD Moslehuddin

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Young people leaving state care have been found to experience defi cits in all aspects of their life cycle. These poor outcomes result from a range of factors relating to their out-of-home care experiences and inadequate support for a successful transition to independence. Using relevant literature and fi ndings from a pilot study involving 10 care leavers in Victoria, this paper examines the factors that contribute to negative as well as positive outcomes for young people leaving state care. Some conclusions are drawn regarding policy and practice reforms that could lead to improved outcomes for care leavers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAre we there yet?
EditorsAni Wierenga
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherYouth Affairs Council
Pages78 - 84
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventNational Youth Affairs Conference 2007 - Melbourne, Melbourne
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …


ConferenceNational Youth Affairs Conference 2007
Period1/01/07 → …

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