By Rachelle Robins, American Youth Policy Forum Young people experiencing homelessness and those in the child welfare system face unique challenges when it comes to education, including post-secondary education. The National Working Group on Foster Care and Education found that over 70 percent of foster youth want to obtain a college degree, but only half […]
By Christina Haines, Boston Herald As adults, we have autonomy in our relationships. Youth in foster care have much less control over theirs. Many of their relationships with adults — biological family, foster caregivers, teachers, social workers, and other professionals — are directed by policies and laws that determine their parameters. It’s not uncommon for […]
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation The U.S. Children’s Bureau affirmed its support for LGBTQ and gender nonconforming children and youth, especially those in foster care, in a March 2022 information memorandum to the nation’s child welfare agencies. The Children’s Bureau advises state, tribal and territorial agencies receiving federal funds to ensure that their services […]
Evans, R., Katz, C. C., Fulginiti, A., & Taussig, H. (2022). Sources and types of social supports and their association with mental health symptoms and life satisfaction among young adults with a history of out-of-home care. Children, 9(4), 520. https://doi.org/10.3390/children9040520 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Young adults with a history of out-of-home care […]
Weiler, L. M., Lee, S.-K., Zhang, J., Ausherbauer, K., Schwartz, S. E. O., Kanchewa, S. S., & Taussig, H. N. (2021). Mentoring Children in Foster Care: Examining Relationship Histories as Moderators of Intervention Impact on Children’s Mental Health and Trauma Symptoms. American Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12549 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although caring relationships with […]
By Christina Haines, National Mentoring Resource Center For youth in foster care, change is a constant. Each time a youth is moved, they can expect some or all of the pillars of their life will have to change, like relationships, schools, providers, neighborhoods, and friends. Each move causes trauma. Youth experience more moves the longer […]
Poon, C. Y. S., Christensen, K. M., & Rhodes, J. E. (2021). A Meta-analysis of the Effects of Mentoring on Youth in Foster Care. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-021-01472-6 By Jean Rhodes, Cyanea Poon, and Kirsten Christensen Introduction Research suggests that mentoring programs may promote a range of positive outcomes in youth populations. Less is known, […]
By The Annie E. Casey Foundation Young people with foster care experience know best what they need to heal, grow and thrive. As a result, it’s critical for child welfare leaders to enlist youth as integral partners in addressing their needs and planning for their future. Staff from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey […]
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 6:00pm – 7:30pm ET On December 2nd, the American Youth Policy Forum’s (AYPF) is going to host a webinar that will feature the stories and talents of system-involved youth. Attendees will have an opportunity to watch performances of young artists; enjoy a special guest appearance; and participate in a […]
Taussig, H. N., Weiler, L. M., Garrido, E. F., Rhodes, T., Boat, A., & Fadell, M. (2019). A Positive Youth Development Approach to Improving Mental Health Outcomes for Maltreated Children in Foster Care: Replication and Extension of an RCT of the Fostering Healthy Futures Program. American Journal of Community Psychology, 64(3–4), 405–417. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12385 Summarized by […]
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