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New study shows promising long-term outcomes for mentoring program for children in foster care

Taussig, H. N., Dmitrieva, J., Garrido, E. F., Cooley, J. L., & Crites, E. (2021). Fostering Healthy Futures Preventive Intervention for Children in Foster Care: Long-term Delinquency Outcomes from a Randomized Controlled Trial. Prevention Science.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-021-01235-6 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Although maltreated foster care children have a high risk of being involved in delinquency […]

Meet Kate Bronner, Foster Forward Program Coordinator

A note from Connected Learning Editor, Dr. Sarah Schwartz: Mike Garringer recently wrote a thoughtful column about whether we should be devoting more time and resources to natural mentoring or focusing primarily on formal mentoring relationships. I wanted to highlight a program working with youth in the foster care system that is doing both, including […]

Meet Dr. Heather Taussig, International Expert on Mentoring Youth in Foster Care

Editor’s Note: We are honored to feature Dr. Heather Taussig. Dr. Taussig is a clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Kempe Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Taussig was named Outstanding Young Professional for her work on child abuse […]