League of Women Voters of Arkansas
State Study 2009
Transition from Foster Care to Adulthoodfor LWVAR Study and Consensus 2009
References Accompanying the Study
New Federal Law Overhauls U.S. Child Welfare Financing (Boo, 2008; "from Adoptalk, published by the North American Council on Adoptable Children, 970 Raymond Avenue, Suite 106, St. Paul, MN 55114; 651-644-3036; www.nacac.org"). Scroll down to "Aiding Older Youth." This is a summary of Public Law No. 110-351 Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008. Arkansas Act 391, An Act To Create the Arkansas Youth Transitional Plan, was enacted on March 11, 2009. Description of John H. Chaffee Foster Care Independence Program (National Child Welfare Resource Center for Youth Development, U. of OK). This program is mentioned in Arkansas Act 391. Transition from Foster Care to Adulthood in Arkansas (U. of Chicago Law School). This is a brief summary of transition from foster care in Arkansas. Extending Foster Care to Age 21: Weighing the Costs to Government against the Benefits to Youth (Chapin Hall at U. of Chicago) Foster Care Transitional Life Plan and Agreement. A personalized plan to prepare for adulthood made by an aging-out foster child and the DHS Division of Children and Family Services Transitional Services for Youth. Arkansas Tries To Counter National Trend In Foster Care Outcomes (Ryan McGeeney, NWAonline.com [subscription], June 27, 2010). NEW!