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League of Women Voters of Arkansas

State Study 2009

Transition from Foster Care to Adulthood

for 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!