Addressing previously neglected groups of care leavers such as unaccompanied migrants, street youth, young parents and those with a disability, this book considers the precarity often experienced by many care leavers. It makes research relevant to practitioners and policy-makers aiming to enable, rather than label, vulnerable groups.
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Young people transitioning out of care towards independence, work and adulthood are on the edge of these phases of life. Considering previously neglected groups of care leavers such as unaccompanied migrants, street youth, those leaving residential care, young parents and those with a disability, this book presents cutting-edge research from emerging global scholars.
The collection addresses the precarity experienced by many care leavers, who often lack the social capital and resources to transition into stable education, employment and family life. Including the voices of care leavers throughout, it makes research relevant to practitioners and policymakers aiming to enable, rather than label, vulnerable groups.
Samuel Keller is Lecturer and Researcher at the Institute of Childhood, Youth and Family, School of Social Work, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland.
Inger Oterholm is Professor and Programme Director, Master of Social Work at VID Specialized University, Norway.
Veronika Paulsen is Research Professor at NTNU Social Research and Professor at the Department of Social Work at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.
Adrian D. van Breda is Professor of Social Work at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
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