• Outcomes of Independent Living Project: A Collaboration between the Baltimore City Department of Social Services & the University of Maryland Center for Families.

      BCDSS Social Services Administrators Meeting; University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Social Work; DePanfilis, Diane (2003-02-25)
      The Outcomes of Independent Living project was a collaborative research project between the University of Maryland Center for Families, the Family Welfare Research and Training Group, and the Baltimore City Department of Social Services. The purpose of this project was to provide information on the outcomes of young adults who left out-of-home care in Baltimore City. Choice of outcomes was guided by the federal legislation in collaboration with Baltimore City Department of Social Service staff. The outcomes of interest included educational achievement, employment status, homelessness, parenthood, life skills, health risk behavior and criminal activity. Explanatory domains examined included social support, spirituality, and stress. (from Project abstract)