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Young People Transitioning from Out-of-Home Care

International Research, Policy and Practice

Editors: Mendes, Philip, Snow, Pamela (Eds.)

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  • Provides a nuanced picture of how leaving care policy varies according to local, national and international context
  • Stresses that care leavers are a vulnerable group who need more support and protection wherever they live
  • Offers a novel, thematic approach to policy and practice
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About this book

This book challenges and revises existing ways of thinking about leaving care policy, practice and research at regional, national and international levels. Bringing together contributors from fifteen countries, it covers a range of topical policy and practice issues within national, international or comparative contexts. These include youth justice, disability, access to higher education, the role of advocacy groups, ethical challenges and cultural factors. In doing so it demonstrates that, whilst young people are universally a vulnerable group, there are vast differences in their experiences of out-of-home care and transitions from care, and their shorter and longer-term outcomes. Equally, there are significant variations between jurisdictions in terms of the legislative, policy and practice supports and opportunities made available to them. This significant edited collection is essential reading for all those who work with young people from care, including social workers, counsellors, and youth and community practitioners, as well as for students and scholars of child welfare. 

About the authors

Philip Mendes is Associate Professor and Director of the Social Inclusion and Social Policy Research Unit in the Department of Social Work at Monash University, Australia.
Pamela Snow is Professor and Head of the Rural Health School at La Trobe University, Australia.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • The Double-Bind: Looked After Children, Care Leavers and Criminal Justice

    Pages 3-21

    Carr, Nicola (et al.)

  • Young People Transitioning from Out-of-Home Care in Victoria, Australia: Strengthening Support Services for Dual Clients of Child Protection and Youth Justice

    Pages 23-44

    Mendes, Philip (et al.)

  • Supporting Young People with an Intellectual Disability Transitioning from Out-of-Home Care to Adult Life in Queensland, Australia

    Pages 45-69

    MacDonald, Sarah (et al.)

  • A Comparison of Young People with a Disability Transitioning from Out-of-Home Care in Australia and Northern Ireland

    Pages 71-90

    Snow, Pamela (et al.)

  • Towards a National Policy Framework for Care Leavers in Australian Higher Education

    Pages 93-113

    Harvey, Andrew (et al.)

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-55639-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-55638-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 83,19 €
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  • Due: October 21, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-349-71762-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Young People Transitioning from Out-of-Home Care
Book Subtitle
International Research, Policy and Practice
Editors
  • Philip Mendes
  • Pamela Snow
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55639-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55639-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55638-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-71762-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLI, 430
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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