Greetings Jewels I hope you all had a fabulous weekend,one of my concerns are girls who are transitioning out from foster care at age 18. I was reading from CDSS.com that Young children, especially infants under one year old, enter foster care at disproportionately higher rates than any other age group. Additionally, they tend to have longer stays in foster care, and will eventually achieve permanency through reunification, adoption, or guardianship, at higher rates than their older counterparts. What about when you reach the age of 17-18 years old what happens then ? it is important to have a plan by the age of 16 years old. It is imperative to have the skills, knowledge and the resources to move forward through Social Growth Also, reading from the Covenant House young people age out of the system at 18 or 21 years of age, they are often ill-equipped to navigate a successful path to a self-sufficient and independent adulthood. That’s precisely when they become most vulnerable — to homelessness, human trafficking, and a host of other threats and obstacles to their well-being and future happiness.The transition to adulthood and self-sufficiency can be challenging for any young person. For teenagers who have been living in foster care, the transition to life outside of care can be daunting. Generally, youth who have experienced foster care do not have the same safety nets and support networks as others their age, and the transition challenges can be even greater.
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youth build a foundation for a successful transition to adult life outside of foster care. It describes the challenges youth face, how the adolescent brain affects them during this time, also According to the U.S. Administration for Children and Families (ACF), by age 21, at least 26% of young people who aged out of foster care in the United States experienced a period or more of homelessness; a third lacked a high school diploma; and 25% had no health insurance. A quarter of these youth already had fathered or given birth to a child. That is not what we want for our girls absolutely not ! It is important to recognize that many youth can and do leave care to become healthy and productive adults.Despite adverse histories, they are able to adapt to their circumstances and develop healthy relationships, and demonstrate positive behaviors when given resources that can help them to become Independently prosperous 🙂 I always say we are Gods jewel’s and we should be rubbed to shine lol and here at ‘All Roads Lead 65 Max Foundation Inc’ that is our goal. Helping each individual to build connections, providing opportunities to others while encouraging goal settings is the way of life in my opinion. I look forward to implementing changes establishing a mental healthy life that creates a long lasting relationship. With that being said Jewel’s I hope you will subscribe to the Sapphire Journey news here on the website or join me on Patreon.com/Allroads65 and as always lets talk about your truth on my radio show on BBSRadio/Allroads65 until next time readers I leave you with this quote and do have a wonderful week 🙂 and speak loudly against Racism because we are a rainbow !