The Road to Adulthood: Aligning Child Welfare Practice With Adolescent Brain Development

This report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores how child welfare professionals can utilize the latest research on adolescent brain development to better support youth in — and exiting — foster care. With knowledge of how the adolescent brain matures, adults can do more to ensure that the road leaving foster care will take young people to self-sufficiency and successful adulthood. And this guide tells how.