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November 4, 2015

The Challenges Faced by Youth Aging Out of Care in Ethiopia

This article discusses the challenges faced by Ethiopian young adults who had aged out of institutional care facilities. These young adults reported facing many challenges upon leaving care, including difficulty finding employment, a lack of many basic life skills, difficulty finding a support network, and significant stigma in the community due to their background in care. The authors seek to develop an understanding of the complex dynamics of navigating emerging adulthood following transition from institutional care in Ethiopia.

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