Promoting Autonomous Functioning among Youth in Care: A Program Evaluation

Promoting Autonomous Functioning among Youth in Care: A Program Evaluation

Promoting Autonomous Functioning among Youth in Care: A Program Evaluation

Promoting Autonomous Functioning among Youth in Care: A Program Evaluations

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Référence bibliographique [2539]

Goyette, Martin. 2007. «Promoting Autonomous Functioning among Youth in Care: A Program Evaluation ». New Directions for Youth Development, no 113, p. 89-105.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«This chapter examines an intervention program that aims to prepare youth in high-risk categories for employment, independent living and autonomous functioning more generally. It also presents preliminary results of a three-year pilot study and offers an outline for the provision of intervention and support to troubled youth who are entering adulthood.» (pp.89-90)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
80 jeunes participant au projet «Qualification des jeunes».

Instruments :
Questionnaire

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«This article describes an approach to youth leaving care that was inspired by the view that social reinsertion should have the promotion of an overall transition to adult functioning as its central focus. In this way, social reinsertion encompasses not only independent living and employment, but also the development of a career plan and the creation of a new adult family structure. Based on this theoretical perspective, an intensive project was designed to prepare qualified youth for the transition from foster care to autonomous functioning: the Projet d’intervention en vue de préparer le passage à la vie autonome et d’assurer la qualification des jeunes des centre jeunesse (Projet Qualification des jeunes, PQJ).» (p.92) «Two evaluation tools were employed: an instrument that provided a descriptive picture of the youth and his or her family (the Portrait synthèse du jeune et de sa famille, in collaboration with Groupe de recherche sur les inadaptations de l’enfance) and the Ansell-Casey Life Skills Assessments (ACLSA).» (p.94) «For the most part, the PQJ program achieved positive results. It stimulated changes in youth center practices and paradigms so that youth can move out into independent living through the development of attributes that contribute to autonomous functioning.» (p.102)