On 10 September 2021, during the Global INTRAC 2021 meeting, nine papers were presented on edgy topics regarding care leaving, in relation to groups of care leavers, methods of care leaving research and theories of leaving care. Collectively, we called this symposium ‘living on edge’ to emphasise both the liminal state of care leavers as they transition from care towards young adulthood and the efforts of the presenters to take up cutting-edge topics in care leaving research.
Below you will find the papers presented in each of the three streams linked to a video of the presentation in YouTube. Each video starts with some setting up of the session and ends with time for questions. Videos range in length from 17 to 32 minutes.
Stream 1: Groups of care leavers living on the edge
(Chair: Samuel Keller)
Stream 2: Methods of care leaving research
(Chair: Inger Oterholm)
Stream 3: Theory in leaving care research
(Chair: Adrian D. van Breda)
Getting by and getting ahead in Australia: A conceptual approach to examining the individual impact of informal social capital on care leaver transitions (Jacinta Waugh, Philip Mendes and Catherine Flynn)