A systematic review of programs, interventions or services that are effective at improving health and psychosocial outcomes for young people leaving the out of home care system


Young people who leave or transition out of out-of-home care (OOHC) arrangements commonly experience poorer outcomes across a range of indicators — including higher rates of homelessness, unemployment, reliance on public assistance, physical and mental health problems, and contact with the criminal justice system — relative to their counterparts in the general population.

It is recognised that young people transitioning from care are often ill-equipped for independent living and that the type and amount of support they receive is insufficient to prevent adverse outcomes.


The aim of this systematic review is to identify programs and/or interventions that improve outcomes for youth transitioning from the out-of-home care system into adult living arrangements.

Ongoing Projects

Planned to be published: Quarter 3, 2020
Contact SBU: registrator@sbu.se
Registration no: SBU 2019/513

Project group


  • Aron Shlonsky, professor, Department of Social Work, Monash University, Australia
  • David J. A. Taylor, doctoral student, Centre for Evidence and Implementation, WeWork 100, Australia


  • Knut Sundell, Project Manager
  • Kickan Håkanson, Project Administrator
  • Ann Kristine Jonsson, Information Specialist
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