Professor Mike Stein, from the University of York (UK), has released a new book about the pathways to adulthood for young people leaving care, Young People Leaving Care: Supporting pathways to adulthood. It details the best ways for professionals who have contact with young adults from the care system to support them in their journey to self-sustaining adulthood with the major tasks of:
- finding settled, safe accommodation;
- starting and maintaining employment;
- further education or training; and
- being responsible for their own health and well being.
For each of these pathways, the book provides a comprehensive review of relevant research, how young people might be best supported, and how the services they receive have the potential to increase resilience and boost their chances of enjoying a fulfilled life as a young adult.
For many years Professor Stein has been researching the problems and challenges faced by young people leaving substitute care (foster and residential care). He has a considerable breadth and depth of knowledge in the field.
For more information about Professor Stein and his new book, see – Professor Mike Stein.