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Hogan, Sean R. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2020
This study examined the physical, mental, and emotional health of former and current foster youth students participating in campus support programs during their first year at a four-year university. Findings indicated that foster youth students participating in campus support programs reported significant declines in many aspects of their health,…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Student Personnel Services, Student Participation, Student Welfare
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Franco, Joaquin; Durdella, Nathan – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
Familial and social experiences shape college transitions of first-year, first-generation college students who are foster youth. This chapter describes these experiences and offers recommendations to enhance support for foster youth in college.
Descriptors: College Freshmen, First Generation College Students, Foster Care, Family Environment
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Futris, Ted G.; O'Neal, Catherine Walker; Dockter, Taylor; Mancini, Jay A.; Brown, Geoffrey L. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2019
Background: Teen pregnancy is associated with increased risk of school dropout, employment challenges and long-term poverty; these risks are exacerbated for foster youth who are at elevated risk for teen pregnancy. Sex education and relationship education can facilitate the development of attitudes and skills associated with behaviors that reduce…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Adolescents, Pregnancy, At Risk Students
Hooker, Sarah; Finn, Sam; Niño, Derek; Rice, Alice – Jobs for the Future, 2021
This is executive summary for the report, "Dual Enrollment for Students from Special Populations: Improving College Transitions for English Learners, Students with Disabilities, Foster Youth, and Young People Experiencing Homelessness." Interest in dual enrollment is rising in California and nationwide, but students from special…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, English Language Learners, Students with Disabilities, Foster Care
Sarubbi, Molly; Parker, Emily; Sisneros, Lauren – Education Commission of the States, 2017
Former foster youth pursuing a postsecondary credential have tended to be an often-overlooked student population. However, across the country, policymakers at the federal, state and institutional levels are creating policies to increase their access to higher education. Four states in particular--Colorado, Iowa, Oregon and Texas--have demonstrated…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Postsecondary Education, At Risk Students, Educational Policy
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Hogan, Sean R. – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2018
Former and current foster youth transitioning to adulthood through a four-year university campus require special consideration. Identifying barriers to academic success is critical to the overall success of this unique student population. This study examined the relationship between mental health and academic achievement during the first year at a…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Mental Health, Academic Achievement, College Freshmen
Moyer, April May – ProQuest LLC, 2018
According to recent estimates, there are approximately 427,910 children in the U.S. foster care system; 8,705 of those children are in Massachusetts. Previous research has demonstrated that children in foster care are more likely than their non-foster care peers to be absent from school, have special education needs, and to experience traumatic…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Trauma, Academic Achievement, Barriers
Salisberry, Jamila Aisha – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study examined the obstacles former foster youth faced during their undergraduate years at two highly selective public institutions in Southern California and the supports they say their universities provided to help them persist toward graduation. Former foster youth graduate college at a rate much lower than non-former foster youth. Extant…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Phenomenology, College Graduates, College Seniors
Hutchins, Demetrees Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Fewer than 50% of all foster youth in the United States graduate from high school by the age of 18 and only 20% of those high school graduates attend college. There are many barriers that impact the college-going rates of foster youth. Past studies on college attendance among foster youth rarely look at college readiness experiences from the…
Descriptors: Foster Care, High School Graduates, College Attendance, Barriers
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Piel, Megan Hayes – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter acknowledges the contextual considerations in preparation and success in higher education and establishes a foundation of knowledge for researchers, educators, and practitioners to support foster youth in community college settings.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Foster Care, Two Year College Students
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Morton, Brenda M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
Foster children have been identified as one of the most high-risk groups for academic failure in schools today. However, a small number of foster youth are beating the odds by achieving academically. How are they able to overcome tremendous barriers and succeed? This phenomenological study reports the findings of former foster youth and their P-12…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foster Care, At Risk Students, Phenomenology
Hooker, Sarah; Finn, Sam; Niño, Derek; Rice, Alice – Jobs for the Future, 2021
Interest in dual enrollment is rising in California and nationwide, but students from special populations--including English learners, students with disabilities, foster youth, and young people experiencing homelessness--are too often left on the sidelines. This report explores promising practices and recommendations for designing dual enrollment…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, English Language Learners, Students with Disabilities, Foster Care
Schneider, Amy – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In the United States, there are approximately 400,000 foster youth. The state of California accounts for approximately 20% percent of youth placed in the foster care system. As a whole, this population is exposed to a multitude of risk factors while placed in the foster care system and as they emancipate. Re-victimization is not uncommon as youth…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Educational Attainment, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation
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Hallett, Ronald E.; Westland, Melinda A.; Mo, Elaine – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
This chapter describes the ways that the trauma of childhood frames the academic, social, and personal lives of many foster youth as they navigate higher education. In particular, we focus on the role of homelessness, social network fragmentation, and abuse and neglect.
Descriptors: Trauma, Foster Care, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
Estrella, Elvia Cisneros – ProQuest LLC, 2018
California's most recent efforts on school finance reform brought change from the base revenue limit to the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). This change was initiated by Governor Jerry Brown to address inequitable educational conditions. Through the LCFF and the creation of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), California shifted from…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Finance Reform, School District Autonomy, Foster Care
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