Research:

  • Chapin Hall - research and policy center, focused on a mission of improving the well-being of children and youth, families, and their communities.

http://www.chapinhall.org/research/areas/Child-Welfare-and-Foster-Care-Systems

  • Aging Out of the Foster Care System to Adulthood: Findings, Challenges, and Recommendations

http://www.jointcenter.org/research/aging-out-of-the-foster-care-system-to-adulthood-findings-challenges-and-recommendations

  • Helping Children Aging Out of Foster Care Prepare for Independence

http://www.aecf.org/KnowledgeCenter/Publications.aspx?pubguid={ADE21AE6-4279-4286-890C-B14BE140AE32}

 

Foster Care/Aging Out Information:

  • Child Welfare/Foster Care Statistics - These resources provide State and national data on the number of children in the child welfare system, trends in foster care caseloads, and well-being outcomes.

https://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/statistics/childwelfare_foster.cfm

https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/factsheets/foster.cfm

  • The Children's Bureau statistics- partners with federal, state, tribal and local agencies to improve the overall health and well-being of our nation's children and families

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/research-data-technology/statistics-research/afcars

 

Other Organizations:

  • Possibility Project in NY - a nationally recognized nonprofit organization operating three programs for youth in New York City.

http://the-possibility-project.org/

  • Lighthouse Youth Services – a multiservice agency providing social services to children, youth and families in southwestern Ohio. 

http://www.lys.org/

  • Covenant House- largest privately funded charity in the Americas providing loving care and vital services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and exploited youth.

http://www.covenanthouse.org/

  • Forever Family- Forever Family news stories and on-air promotions highlight children in foster care who are searching for adoptive families, teens 'aging out' of foster care, and issues relating to the American foster care system.

http://foreverfamily.org

  • The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute-  non-profit organization that works to raise awareness about the needs of children without families and to remove policy barriers that hinder children from knowing the love and support a family provides.

 http://www.ccainstitute.org

  • Children Uniting Nations- a proactive non-profit organization created to bring attention to the plight of at-risk and foster youth.

http://www.childrenunitingnations.org/about-us/

 

Youth Driven Organizations for Foster Care:

  • Florida Youth SHINE- a youth run, peer driven organization that empowers current and former foster youth to become leaders and advocates within their communities.

http://www.floridayouthshine.org/

  • Represent Magazine - a quarterly magazine founded in 1993*, provides a voice for youth in foster care.

http://www.representmag.org/

  • Foster Care Alumni of America - a national non-profit association that has been founded and is led by alumni of the foster care system.

http://www.fostercarealumni.org/

  • Oregon Foster Youth Connection- a program of Children First for Oregon (CFFO),it  is a statewide, youth led, advocacy group of current and former foster youth between 14 – 25 years of age.

http://oryouthconnection.org

 

Foster Youth Resources:

  • A national network for youth in foster care as well as foster alumni, success stories, helpful information about the foster care system, mentoring programs, and advocacy and policy initiatives.

http://www.boostcollaborative.org/foster-youth

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