The beliefs of resilient African-American adolescent mothers transitioning from foster care to independent living: a case-based analysis.

Author:Davies, Miranda
Position:Leaving care - Case study
 
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HAIGHT Wendy, FINET Dayna, BAMBA Sachiko and HELTON Jesse

'The beliefs of resilient African-American adolescent mothers transitioning from foster care to independent living: a case-based analysis'

Children and Youth Services Review 31:1, January 2009, pp 53-62, USA

This study presents the beliefs of three resilient African-American adolescent mothers transitioning from foster care into independent living in Illinois. The young mothers were followed for at least seven months as they participated in an innovative writing workshop for older fostered young people. During this time, the young people repeatedly initiated discussions of parenting while in foster care. Videotaped observations of workshops, in-depth, semi-structured individual interviews, and youth writing assignments...

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