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Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice

Varda R. Mann-Feder and Martin Goyette


Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice advances the current literature on the situation of young people growing up in substitute care who age out at the age of majority. In most parts of the world, these emerging adults are left to navigate the transition to adulthood with minimal support. This volume seeks to advance the literature in order to support better policies and services by providing an overview of relevant theoretical frameworks, the newest international research, and contributions to promising practices. Major the ... More

Keywords: leaving care, advocacy, interventions, emerging adulthood, foster care, youth transitions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190630485
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190630485.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Varda R. Mann-Feder, editor
Professor, Department of Applied Human Sciences, Concordia University, Canada

Martin Goyette, editor
Professor, National School of Public Administration, Canada

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Varda R. Mann-Feder

Part I Theoretical Perspectives

1 How Can I Be a Real Adult?

Varda R. Mann-Feder

Part II Research Contributions

6 The Transition to Adulthood from Care

Élodie Marion and Veronika Paulsen

9 Stay or Leave?

Isabelle Frechon and Lucy Marquette

10 Foster Care as a Support System for Early Leavers

Doug Magnuson, Mikael Jansson, and Cecilia Benoit

Part III Practice Issues

12 Indigenous Youth Leaving Care in Canada

Elizabeth Fast, Zeina Ismail Allouche, Marie-Eve Drouin Gagné, and Vicky Boldo

14 Caring Adults “R” Everywhere (CARE)

Johanna K. P. Greeson and Allison E. Thompson

15 Care Leaving and the Transition Jungle in Germany

Severine Thomas, Carolin Ehlke, Josef Koch, and Wolfgang Schröer


Martin Goyette

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