Project Title

Outcomes of Tennessee youth as they age out of fostercare

Authors' Affiliations

MaKaila Carlisle, Department of Business and Technology, College of Pre-Engineering, Engineering Technology, Survey & Digital Media, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee Kiana Johnson, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee

Location

Ballroom

Start Date

4-5-2018 8:00 AM

End Date

4-5-2018 12:00 PM

Poster Number

29

Name of Project's Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Kiana Johnson

Faculty Sponsor's Department

Department of Pediactrics

Type

Poster: Competitive

Classification of First Author

Undergraduate Student

Project's Category

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Abstract Text

As youth in foster care mature into adulthood, they face enormous challenges (Jaudes, 2012). They lose help and support as they change into their independent live style. A lot of youth do not get the proper help they need. For example research supports that 47 percent of youth aged out of the system had health insurance coverage. One study reported that 40% of foster care youth endorsed some type of maltreatment while in foster care (Salazar,Keller, & Courtney, 2011). Yet, services that address the unique ongoing mental healthcare needs of foster care youth are not systematically required, and only a fraction of foster care youth who evidence clinically significant psychiatric symptoms receive mental health care (Burns et al., 2004; Valdez, 2015). Youth like this need someone to help them with their mental state when entering the transition to adulthood. A benefit they lack is support from family, or a mentor. In this research study, we examine what happens to the children who aged out of the foster care system, and how they continue with their life now that they are on their own. We will present the prevalence of services utilized, and outcomes experienced pertaining to the transition from being in state custody from state and national fostercare

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Outcomes of Tennessee youth as they age out of fostercare

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As youth in foster care mature into adulthood, they face enormous challenges (Jaudes, 2012). They lose help and support as they change into their independent live style. A lot of youth do not get the proper help they need. For example research supports that 47 percent of youth aged out of the system had health insurance coverage. One study reported that 40% of foster care youth endorsed some type of maltreatment while in foster care (Salazar,Keller, & Courtney, 2011). Yet, services that address the unique ongoing mental healthcare needs of foster care youth are not systematically required, and only a fraction of foster care youth who evidence clinically significant psychiatric symptoms receive mental health care (Burns et al., 2004; Valdez, 2015). Youth like this need someone to help them with their mental state when entering the transition to adulthood. A benefit they lack is support from family, or a mentor. In this research study, we examine what happens to the children who aged out of the foster care system, and how they continue with their life now that they are on their own. We will present the prevalence of services utilized, and outcomes experienced pertaining to the transition from being in state custody from state and national fostercare