Young people with mental health difficulties are much more likely to have difficultyfinding any form of employment. Young people who have grown up in foster careexperience multiple disadvantages. Within the STYLE project, we established acollaborative research project between Greece and the UK to examine these issues.It aimed to understand the work aspirations of a group of vulnerable young people incare and the barriers they face in terms of youth unemployment.The task within the project was to support young people in foster care using aqualitative participative approach to identify resilience strategies to help other youngpeople in care. The main outcome from the collaboration resulted in co-producing anopen-access resource book called One Step Forward, which is of value to the youngpeople involved in the task in each country. We wanted to explore with the youngpeople the questions ‘What are the work aspirations of vulnerable young people incare? And what barriers do they face in finding work?'
|Title of host publication||Youth employment: STYLE handbook|
|Editors||Jacqueline O'Reilly, Clémentine Moyart, Tiziana Nazio, Mark Smith|
|Place of Publication||Brighton|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2017|
Hart, A., Stubbs, C., Plexousakis, S., Georgiadi, M., & Kourkoutas, E. (2017). ‘One Step Forward': Resilient strategies supporting the aspirations of vulnerable young people in foster care. In J. O'Reilly, C. Moyart, T. Nazio, & M. Smith (Eds.), Youth employment: STYLE handbook (pp. 24-26). CROME. http://style-handbook.eu/_site/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/STYLE-Handbook-DOWNLOAD.pdf