School Counselors Supporting Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Youth aging out of foster care face many challenges during their transition to adulthood. These youth often are not equipped with the general life skills they need in order to succeed as adults. Federal policies have been established to help support youth during this transition, but many still struggle. Because school counselors work with youth in the areas of academic, career and personal/social development, they are in a unique position to help youth with this transition. This paper reviews current federal policies, the challenges youth aging out of foster care face and an Adlerian perspective on how school counselors can support these youth in a school setting.

Melissa Winship
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