Toward best practice and innovation in independent living training: experiences from the multi-site evaluation of federally-funded projects.

Author:Davies, Miranda
Position:Leaving care - Report
 
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AMODEO Maryann, COLLINS Mary E and CLAY Cassandra

'Toward best practice and innovation in independent living training: experiences from the multi-site evaluation of federally-funded projects'

Children and Youth Services Review 31:2, February 2009, pp 185-192, USA

This article describes a cluster of child welfare training projects focused on assisting fostered young people with the transition to independent living. The article examines the extent to which the projects used best practice principles and, in cases where best practices were lacking, why this was the case. Training practice in child welfare is also examined, identifying innovative activities and recommending how gaps can be filled to achieve better training outcomes. The training projects conducted careful needs assessments, developed...

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