Child Welfare League of America

Programs and Resources for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care


Allen, M.L., & Nixon, R. (2000). The Foster Care Independence Act and John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program: New Catalysts for Reform for Young People Aging Out of Foster Care. Journal of Poverty Law and Policy, 7 (2) 197-216.

White, R. (2003). Issue Statement of Family and Youth Homelessness. Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America.

Cook, R. (1991). A National Evaluation of Title IV-E Foster Care Independent Living Programs for Youth. Rockville, MD: Westat Inc.

Courtney, M., & Pilivian, I. (1998). Foster youth transitions to adulthood: Outcomes 12 to 18 months after leaving out-of-home care. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin.

National Foster Care Awareness Project. (December 2000). Frequently Asked Questions About the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 and the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program. Available online. Washington, DC: Author.

Reilly, T. (2003). Transitions from Care: Status and Outcomes of Youth Who Age Out of Foster Care. Child Welfare, 82 (6), 727-746.

Roman, N.P. & Wolfe, N. (1995). Web of failure: The relationship between foster care and homelessness. Washington, DC: National Alliance to End Homelessness.

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