SOCIAL SUPPORT NETWORKS FOR YOUTHS AGING OUT OF RESIDENTIAL CARE TO PROMOTE POSITIVE TRANSITION OUTCOMES – A SCOPING REVIEW

  • Charity Pote University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • Glynnis Dykes University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • Shernaaz Carelse University of the Western Cape, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9171-9082
Keywords: child and youth care centres, positive transition outcomes, residential care, support interventions, social support networks, youths aging out of care

Abstract

This scoping review provides the available evidence on support interventions and networks for youths aging out of child and youth care centres (CYCCs), and makes recommendations for best practice to alleviate the plight of youths leaving CYCCs. Thirteen databases were searched, resulting in the retrieval of 80 articles, 26 of which met the review criteria: English, full-text, peer-reviewed, open-access studies conducted between 2015 and 2020 on social networks and transitional services to youths aging out of residential care. Recommendations are made for policy changes, extending the age of eligibility and strengthening social support networks for youths transitioning into independent living.

Author Biographies

Charity Pote, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Postgraduate student, Social Work Department, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
Glynnis Dykes, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Social Work Department, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Shernaaz Carelse, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Social Work Department, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
Published
2022-03-01
How to Cite
Pote, C., Dykes, G., & Carelse, S. (2022). SOCIAL SUPPORT NETWORKS FOR YOUTHS AGING OUT OF RESIDENTIAL CARE TO PROMOTE POSITIVE TRANSITION OUTCOMES – A SCOPING REVIEW. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 58(1), 85. https://doi.org/10.15270/58-1-992
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Articles