Policy Youths in Foster Care

Policy:Youths in Foster Care

Policy:Youths in Foster Care

Introductionand Overview

Youths,especially those in foster care encounter various challenges.Consequently, the existence of support programs goes a long intohelping them cope and overcome the different problems that theyencounter (McDaniel, Courtney, Pergamit &amp Lowenstein, 2014). Overthe years, Federal child welfare policies have been created for thesole purpose of providing sufficient funds to run foster cares. As aresult, most authorities have formulated different legislations suchas the Foster Care Independence Act to manage the funding directed atthe youths living under foster parents.


Theeffectiveness of the autonomous living programs for youthstransitioning out of foster care is yet to be determined. Even aftera vigorous research by distinct institutions such as the Chicago andthe National Opinion Center, it seems that most of the youths and themanagement in foster care programs do not exactly know which programvariables are important.

Thereare a few conflicting ideologies in the article, for example, thenotion that youths in foster care show poor outcomes as theytransition to adulthood (McDaniel et al., 2014). It appears bothunethical and incorrect to point out that youths in foster care havean adverse transition to adulthood. It is true that people aredifferent, especially when it comes to their behaviors.Nonetheless, theyouths acquire particular traits as they grow based on theenvironment or surrounding.Therefore, it is both unethical and subjective to point out thatyouths in foster care have poor outcomes as they mature.That is,even youths that get care from their biological parents also tend tohave poor outcomes as they mature.&nbspTherefore,the article should be more objective than subjective or eliminate theconcept of bias.


Insummation, the article seems shallow, especially when it comes tohighlighting the funding programs and transition of youths in fostercare. Accordingly, more research and review of literature needs to bedone to determine the actual outcome of youths in foster care as theymature (McDaniel et al., 2014). Nevertheless, the article is an eyeopener to the different issues that youths encounter under fosterprograms.


McDaniel,M., Courtney, M.E., Pergamit, M.R., &amp Lowenstein, C. (2014).Preparing for a ‘Next Generation’ evaluation of independentliving programs for youth in foster care. OPRE Report No. 2014-71.