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AbstractThis quantitative study examines the relationship between the length of time nonminor dependents spend in extended foster care and: high school completion, post secondary education, employment, participation in programs that target the removal of employment barriers, and housing placement. This study includes 62 participants from the Stanislaus County Community Service Agency. Results from this study indicate that there was a relationship between the length of time non-minor dependents spend in extended foster care and high school completion. In addition, housing placements were also related to the duration of time non-minor dependents spend in care. Although providing services to non-minor dependents for an extra three years is ethical, the results of this study indicate that the length of time nonminor dependents spend in extended foster care does not necessarily influence their participation in or completion of programs and services offered.
Master of Social Work