Social and Psychological Adjustment in Foster Care Alumni: Education and Employment



The article analyses issues in social and psychological adjustment of young adults, grown up in foster families. The psychological and socio-pedagogical factors facilitating professional education, successful employment and financial independence are emphasized. The methods and results of several large simple design researches of adjustment in foster care alumni, conducted in USA, are described. Recommendations for services and specialists working with young adults leaving state care are provided.

General Information

Keywords: socio-psychological adjustment, resilience, fosters families, young adults leaving state care, independent living programs, mentoring, employment counseling

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: review article

For citation: Archakova T.O. Social and Psychological Adjustment in Foster Care Alumni: Education and Employment [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2014. Vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 92–106. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Tatyana O. Archakova, Psychologist and Methodologist, Charity Child Foundation “Victoria”, Charity Foundation “Volunteers to Help Orphans”, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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