Foster Care Research

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CFR works to keep children out of a foster care system that can have seriously negative consequences. While foster care is a temporary solution for some children, those who spend a prolonged time in care are more likely to experience teen pregnancy, mental illness, unemployment, incarceration, homelessness, and other difficulties later in life.


Assessing the Effects of Foster Care
Casey Family Programs

Child Welfare Fact Sheet
Casey Family Programs

Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Fostering Careers: Improving Employment Outcomes for Young People Aging Out of New York City’s Foster Care System
Center for an Urban Future

Improving Outcomes for Older Youth in Foster Care
Casey Family Programs

Uncertain Futures: Foster Youth Transition to Adulthood
Child Welfare League of America

Government References

Statistics & Links
New York City Administration for Children’s Service

Administration for Children’s Services 2011 Report
New York City Mayor’s Management Report

Foster Care Research
New York State Office of Children & Family Services

Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System
US Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families