Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Advisor

Villagrana, Margarita

Second Advisor

Ramirez, Patricia

Third Advisor

Chang, Janet C.


The purpose of this study is to explore the perceptions of transitional aged youths' received services, such as, daily living skills, money management, self care, and social development, and look at whether these services have helped them transition into productive adults. Of the research that exists, emancipated foster youth are shown to be at a higher risk for negative outcomes than youth the same age that were not in foster care. The study collected data from youth involved in two Independent Living Programs in Riverside County.

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