A better future for young people leaving care

Crane, Phil, Burton, Judith, & Kaur, Jatinder (2013) A better future for young people leaving care. Parity, 26(8), pp. 11-12.

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Abstract

The Australian National Homelessness Research Agenda funded this study which explored post-care homelessness experiences of young people, asked them what they considered helpful, and identified practice and policy implications. Participants were 48 care leavers aged 19 to 23 years in Queensland and Victoria. Of these 17 young people were interviewed twice over a four month period. In addition focus groups were held with service providers and current postcare service arrangements in the two states mapped. The study found there is a need for policy and practice to more effectively orient towards a holistic and future oriented view of outcomes for young people transitioning from care.

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ID Code: 66768
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: leaving care, homelessness, transition from care, National Homelessness Research Agenda, post care support, youth homelessness
ISSN: 1032-6170
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The Authors
Copyright Statement: Published version posted with permission of Parity
Deposited On: 29 Jan 2014 23:05
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2017 16:41

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