Towards Independent Adulthood (TIA)

The Towards Independent Adulthood (TIA) trial aims to test a one-on-one mentoring model that aims to assist young people in engaging with training and education, getting a job and securing a place to live, and developing the skills to live independently. The trial is being delivered in four sites: metropolitan Perth; Peel; Wheatbelt and South West regions of WA.

The TIA trial aims to evaluate the effectiveness of intensive support services for young people transitioning from Out-of-Home Care (OOHC) through an intensive case management service, priority access to government funded services and online resources. The evaluation will compare the outcomes of the trial to both existing leaving care services and other similar programs/trials being implemented in Australia. Following the trial, state and territory governments will be able use the results to guide future investments for young people leaving OOHC.

The Transition from Out-of-Home care to Adulthood: mapping legislation and policy across Australian Jurisdictions discussion paper compares the available supports for young people transitioning from out-of-home care to independent adulthood across all Australian jurisdictions. This paper was supported by the Department of Social Services and developed by the ACT Community Services Directorate with contributions from Commonwealth, state and territory governments.

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