For young people in foster care, the uncharted times of coronavirus are even more unsettling.
“To enter a world in which people are more isolated and less available to provide support … because there’s a looming threat in the form of the virus can intensify those beliefs that they’ve come to develop through their childhood trauma,” Jamie Howard, PhD said.
While kids legally become adults at age 18, this is just the beginning of another developmental period called emerging adulthood, Howard explained.