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This poster is part of a beginning effort to map the geography of movement for a sample of youth who reached the age of majority during foster placement. Although a handful of studies have attempted to view placement instability dynamically (Usher et al., 1999; James et al., 2004; Wulczyn et al., 2003; Havlicek, in press), there have been no attempts to capture the geographic landscape of placement changes over time. Moreover, surprisingly little empirical work has examined former foster youth in the context of their experiences in the child welfare system (Wulczyn, 2009). Much of what is known about foster youth comes from survey studies of foster youth making the transition to adulthood.
Havlicek, Judy, "Substitute Care Contexts & Former Foster Youth" (2014). GIS Posters. Poster 124.