Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Susan Rose, Raquel Farmer-Hinton, Christie Christie
Foster Care, Foster Homes, Group Homes, Narrative Research
This is a qualitative study involving young women who aged out of out-of-home care (OHC). Narrative inquiry will be the research methodology. Research questions will be centered on the participants’ description of their family life, growing up in OHC, and life after aging out. The results of the study will better inform service providers working with youth in foster/group homes, schools, juvenile justice placements, and community programs, offering them more effective ways of assisting, supporting, and advocating for youth to ensure a more successful transition to independence after aging out.
Greer, Lanetta, "Aged Out: Narratives of Women Who Grew Up in Out-of-Home Care" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 1243.