At least 71 papers on care leaving were presented at the EUSARF 2018 conference (in Porto, Portugal) , including from members of INTRAC. Click here to download the complete book of abstracts.

Papers on care-leaving included:

  1. (Mis)Communication, (Mis)Understanding, (Mis)Trust? Thin Ethical Lines of Using Languages in Research with Care Leavers – Samuel Keller
  2. Ethical Issues and Proposed Ways to Address them while Conducting “Life Story” Interviews among Care Leavers – Tehila Refaeli
  3. Ethical Dilemmas in Presenting Research – Inger Oterholm
  4. Benefits of Getting Close to the Field – Benjamin Strahl, John Paul Horn
  5. Future Research Needs in the Field of Leaving Care – Veronika Paulsen, Elodie Marion
  6. Moving Out Does Not Always Mean Moving On: Placement Stability and Relational Permanence for Care-Experienced Young People – Dominic McSherry, Montserrat Fargas, Kerrylee Weatherall
  7. Towards the Social Inclusion of Young People Transitioning from Out-of-Home Care: An Examination of the Home Stretch Campaign to Extend Australian Supports for Care Leavers till 21 Years – Philip Mendes
  8. Extending Care from 18 to 21: Towards an International Evidence Base – Iain Matheson
  9. Organizations Driven by Youth and Alumni from Child Welfare: Role of Peer Support in the Transition to Adulthood – Isabelle Lacroix, Martin Goyette, Isabelle-Ann Leclair-Mallette, Rosita Vargas Diaz
  10. From Leaving Care to Leading Change: Participation of Care Leavers in a Policy Advisory Board – Talia Schwartz-Tayri, Hadas Lotan, Natali Edelshtein, Tamar Milliner, Edna Glebocki
  11. Documentary Analysis of the Three Care Systems – Mette Lausten, Elisabeth Backe-Hansen, Janet Boddy
  12. Successful Transition to Adulthood amongst Danish Young People in Care? – Mette Lausten, Jeanette Ostergaard
  13. The Role of Aftercare Services in a Norwegian Sample Doing Well – Elisiv Bakketeig, Elisabeth Backe-Hansen
  14. “I can’t take the straightforward route”: Uncovering complexity in pathways through education for care leavers – Fidelma Hanrahan, Charlie Owen, Janet Boddy
  15. Supporting Care Leavers in the Long-Term: Evidence from Three Population Studies and Global Mapping – Claire Cameron, Wolfgang Schroer
  16. A Collective Impact Approach to Improving Outcomes for Youth Transitioning Out of Care in Vancouver, Western Canada – Annie Smith, Maya Peled, Stephanie Martin
  17. Annual FEPA Survey in Spain: The Evolution of the Attended Youngsters Profile and Programs 2013-2017 – Ana Villa Uriol, Jordi Salvia Tobias, Joan Prat Armadans
  18. Facing Challenges and Ideas About Support: The Perspective of Care Leavers in Switzerland – Renate Stohler, Karin Werner, Jessica Wendland
  19. Stepping Outside the Box: A Care Leavers Approach to Carrying out Research with Other Care Leavers. – Roisin Farragher
  20. You Can’t Leave It Behind: Care Leavers with Mental Health and/or Intellectual Disabilities Bridging the Past Into the Future – Berni Kelly, John Pinkerton
  21. Transitional Housing for Youths Graduating from Care – Positive Outcomes and Persistent Issues – Talia Schwartz-Tayri, Edna Glebocki, Tamar Milliner, Shimon Spiro
  22. ‘This Is My Safe Place’: Hostel Living and Youth Homelessness – Katie Ellis, Danielle Leahy Laughlin
  23. Relationships Matter: Examining the Pathways to Supportive Long-Term Relationships for Youth Exiting Foster Care in Canada – Melanie Doucet
  24. Child Welfare Clients’ Successful Transition to Adulthood – A Result of Identity Capital? – Tonje Gundersen, Marianne Dahlen
  25. Young People Leaving Care in England: A History From Below (1973-2011) – Mike Stein
  26. Life Trajectories From Care to Adulthood in Switzerland (1950-1990) – Thomas Gabriel, Samuel Keller, Clara Bombach
  27. 50 Years of Leaving Residential Care in Romania – How the Practice and Experience of Leaving Care Have Been Shaped by Communism and a Child’s Rights Agenda – Roxana Anghel
  28. Leaving Care in Norway, and the Nordic Welfare Model, in a Historic and Current Perspective – Jan Storo
  29. Transitions from Care to Adulthood: Persistent Issues Across Time and Place – Harriet Ward
  30. Pathways from Care to Education and Employment: A Meta-Analysis – Luciana Perez, Gemma Crous, Anouk Goemans, Carme Montserrat, Jorge Castella Sarriera
  31. Young Adult Care Leavers View on the Benefits of Work – Cross-National Study of Five Countries – Hana Pazlarova
  32. The Impact of Early Work Experiences on Young Adult Care Leavers’ Later Progress: A Cross-National Study From Five Countries – Veerle Soyez
  33. The Role of Agency in Finding Pathways From Care to Work of Former Care Leavers: A Cross-National Study Including Five Countries – Ingrid Hojer, Yvonne Sjoblom, Helena Johansson
  34. The Influence of Employment on Resilience and Social Ecology in Youth Leaving Care: A Canadian Perspective – Jill Stoddart
  35. Pathways from Care to Work Study – Some Key Learning to Date – Robbie Gilligan, Laura Arnau Sabates
  36. PLANEA Program: Independent Life Skills Training for Children in Care – Laura Garcia-Alba, Federica Gullo, Jorge F. Del Valle
  37. Transition from Care to Adulthood: Innovative Programs and Tools – Kwikstart – Martine Tobe
  38. The Social Connections Tool: Measuring the Support Networks of Care Leavers in England – Eran Melkman, Mariela Neagu, Lisa Holmes
  39. Movin’ On: A Group Intervention – Varda Mann-Feder
  40. Evaluation of the Youth Villages Transitional Living Program – Mark Courtney
  41. Childhood Trajectories of Out-Of-Home Care in Denmark – Signe Frederiksen, Mette Lausten
  42. Care Leavers and Their Constructions of Youth “And That’s Why I Miss a Lot of Youthfulness Somehow” – Katharina Mangold, Wolfgang Schroer
  43. Transitions to Adulthood from Care: Care Leavers Views and Experiences – Federica Gullo, Laura Garcia-Alba, Andre Tavares Rodrigues, Jorge F. Del Valle
  44. Transition to Adulthood from Care: Residential and Family Dimensions – Claire Ganne, Frechon Isabelle, Pascale Dietrich-Ragon, Stephanie Boujut
  45. Surrounded by People Yet Alone? Findings from a Qualitative Longitudinal Study of Aging Out of State Care in Ireland – Natalie Glynn
  46. What Prevent Them from Getting Married: A Multi-Site Case Study of Female Residential Institutions – Ahmed Albar
  47. “I Never Had the Privilege of a Family” – Family Constructions of Care Leavers – Katharina Mangold, Angela Rein
  48. Young People Transitioning from Out-Of-Home Care and Early Parenting – Jade Purtell
  49. Making Ends Meet: Barriers and Supports to Employment for Youth in and from Government Care in Vancouver – Annie Smith, Stephanie Martin, Maya Peled
  50. A Comparative Study on Key Aspects of Life for Aftercare Receivers and Non-Receivers – A Case Scenario of New Delhi, India – Kiran Modi
  51. Leaving care in Latin America: Research, Policy and Practice – Young People Who Leave Care Services in Brazil – Monica Vidiz, Mahyra Costivelli
  52. Buckner Transitional Homes: Moving Towards the Independence of Young Girls Who Leave the Protection System in Peru – Patricia Nieto, Claudia Leon
  53. Starting Early: Relational Capital Networks for Street Children in Emerging Knowledge-Based Public Service Models in Mexico – Leticia Ivonne Lopez Villarreal, Blanca Garcia
  54. The New Law of Supported Independent Living for Adolescents and Young People After Care in Argentina and the Latin American Network of Care Leavers: Learnings of a Growing Region – Mariana Incarnato
  55. The Foster Youth in Action’s (FYA) Leadership and Advocacy Trainings Project: A Multi-state Evaluation of Positive Youth
  56. Development – Toni Naccarato, Angelique Day, Liliana Hernandez
  57. Transition to the Adult Life: A Path Made of Challenges – Maria Silva
  58. Training Young People Leaving Care on Independent Life Skills in Portugal – Andre Tavares Rodrigues, Laura Garcia-Alba, Federica Gullo, Jorge F. Del Valle
  59. OUTogether – Improving Ageing Out and Leaving Alternative Care for Children and Youth – Francisca Pimentel, Elvira Lopes, Joana Conde, Joana Antao, Leonor Miranda
  60. ‘Work: A New Frontier in Promoting Positive Transitions for Young People Leaving Care’ – Robbie Gilligan
  61. Navigating Precarious Moments? The Experience of Young Adults who Have Been in Care in Norway, Denmark and England – Janet Boddy
  62. Residential Care as a Gardener, a Sculptor or More? Comparing Experiences of Two Young Women Leaving Care in Switzerland in the 1970s and 2010s – Samuel Keller
  63. Achieving Agency in Constellations of Transitions – A ‘Real Time’ Approach – Marei Lunz
  64. (Dis-)Continuities and Disruptions in Young People’s Transitions Out-of-Residential Care – Sabrina Gobel
  65. Transitions in Out-of-Home Care and Educational Success – Benjamin Strahl
  66. Diminishing Risk Factors in Colombian Youth Transitioning to Adulthood from Care – Natalia Moreno Lara
  67. Long-Term Outcomes of Former British Child Migrants in Care in the Twentieth Century in Australia – Elizabeth Fernandez
  68. Long-Term Outcomes of Out-of-Home Placement: A Quantitative Study in Belgium – Laura Gypen, Johan Vanderfaeillie, Delphine West, Frank Van Holen
  69. Length of Stay, Functional Follow-up Outcomes, and Return on Investment in Residential Care – Jonathan Huefner
  70. Patterns of Criminal Activity among Care-Leavers in South Africa – Adrian van Breda
  71. “Somehow I Am Happy with My Life”: A Longitudinal Mixed-Method Study of Care Leavers’ Life Satisfaction – Tehila Refaeli, Rami Benbenishty, Anat Zeira

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