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Centre for Child and Family Research

Transitions from care to adulthood

International Research Network on Transitions and Adulthood from care (INTRAC)

World-wide research network

The International Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood from Care (INTRAC) is a world-wide network of researchers concerned with the process of transition made by young people moving to adulthood from public care.  It was founded by members of CCFR along with colleagues from the University of York, Queen’s University Belfast, and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. The network has produced Young People's Transitions from Care to Adulthood (edited by Stein and Munro, 2008), the first international book to comprehensively describe care leavers’ transitions to adulthood in 16 different countries. Building on this work, members of the network have also edited and contributed to a special issue of Children and Youth Services Review which explores four broad themes: the global context of transitions; preparing and supporting young people from care to adulthood in different countries; education and mental health outcomes; and the process of transition.

Research Team

Professor Harriet Ward and Emily Munro




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