af·​ter·​care | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌker How to pronounce aftercare (audio) \

Definition of aftercare

: the care, treatment, help, or supervision given to persons discharged from an institution (such as a hospital)

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Recent Examples on the Web And when combined with therapy and other aftercare, the results are maximized. Gary Drenik, Forbes, "A Direct-To-Consumer Approach To PTSD Care," 4 Mar. 2021 In the Dominican Republic: In partnership with the International Justice Mission, Kershaw’s Challenge has helped fund the aftercare of child survivors of human trafficking. Evan Grant, Dallas News, "Kershaw’s Challenge: A World Series champion on the field, Clayton’s true legacy begins with his charitable work off it," 25 Nov. 2020 Enrichment session registration is available from noon to 3 p.m. for $20 per day per child and aftercare from 3 p.m. to 6 p.n. Kristi Nix, Houston Chronicle, "New Y Learning Centers offer educational support, enrichment activities for students of working families," 6 Aug. 2020 Gregory was poised to apply for reinstatement heading into training camp eight months ago, but sources said another slip in his aftercare program and a change in representation halted those plans. David Moore, Dallas News, "Sources say Randy Gregory will soon petition for NFL reinstatement — and the Cowboys are ready to welcome him back," 23 Mar. 2020 At Theodore Potter, some students participate in an aftercare program and get help from older students with homework while waiting for their parents to pick them up at the end of the day. Sorell Grow, Indianapolis Star, "'So much more than a language': How Indianapolis immersion schools prepare students," 3 Mar. 2020 Moreover, Nyanjura recently worked as an aftercare specialist at International Justice Mission in Gulu, Uganda, to protect the property rights of widows. Fox News, "Joseph Kony survivor recalls how faith, God helped her endure 8 years in captivity," 21 Feb. 2020 What Harper is most excited about, though, is the aftercare. Julie Mazziotta,, "Bob Harper Reveals How The Biggest Loser Is Changing: ‘It’s Not About Getting Skinny’," 4 Dec. 2019 The races will also donate 2% of the total purses to thoroughbred aftercare. Kelly Ward, The Courier-Journal, "Pegasus World Cup to run two Grade 1 stakes medication free," 15 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of aftercare

1629, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aftercare

after- + care entry 1

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10 Mar 2021

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“Aftercare.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of aftercare

: the care, treatment, etc., given to people after they leave a place (such as a hospital or prison)


af·​ter·​care | \ -ˌke(ə)r, -ˌka(ə)r How to pronounce aftercare (audio) \

Medical Definition of aftercare

: the care, treatment, help, or supervision given to persons discharged from an institution (as a hospital or prison)

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