What is it about?

How did COVID-19 impact young people (ages 18–23) with history of foster care placement regarding their housing stability, food security, employment, financial stability, access to communications technology, and public benefits receipt?

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Why is it important?

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has exacerbated risks for current and former foster youth in the United States, and research is urgently needed to identify and challenge pandemic-related harms for this vulnerable population.

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This page is a summary of: The experiences of older youth in and aged out of foster care during the COVID-19 pandemic: Material and financial well-being by foster care status, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and race., American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, February 2022, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/ort0000615.
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