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Chalmers, Colleen; Green, Tonika Duren; Kruger, Ashley – Journal of School Counseling, 2018
Youth who experience child abuse and family violence have a greater likelihood of being a victim or perpetrator of teen dating violence (Foshee et al., 2008; Wolfe et al., 2009). This article discusses the impact of dating violence on foster youth's behavior, academics, and social life. Currently, there are very few resources and evidence-based…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Family Violence, Victims, Dating (Social)
Rendon, Mindy – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Research shows that the educational attainment of former foster youth is lower than youth who have not been in foster care. There are a relatively small number of foster alumni who beat the odds and attain a four-year degree (The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2014; Casey Family Programs, 2010; Courtney et al., 2011; Pecora et al., 2003; Sarubbi,…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Alumni, College Graduates, College Students
US Government Accountability Office, 2016
Homeless youth and youth in foster care are often unprepared for the transition to adulthood. Given the economic benefits of college, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to examine the college experiences of these vulnerable youth. GAO examined: (1) college enrollment and completion for foster and homeless youth; (2) the extent to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
Fox, Heather L. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2016
Each year an estimated four in every one-hundred children in the United States are victims of child maltreatment. The vast majority of these children endure the challenges associated with being uprooted from their homes and separated from their parents and/or guardians. Among these are the challenges of succeeding in school once they enter, and…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Educational Needs, Student Needs, Resilience (Psychology)
Torres-García, Adrianna; Okpych, Nathanael J.; Courtney, Mark E. – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2019
This memo adds to the growing literature on the transition to college for young people in foster care, focusing specifically on issues of preparedness to enter higher education. First, the authors assess the extent to which youths' perceptions of their own educational preparedness and their child welfare workers' perceptions of their educational…
Descriptors: Foster Care, College Readiness, Self Concept, Child Welfare
Tate, Tonya R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The current qualitative study explored the transition to college of youth aging out of foster care and their adaptation in the first year of college. The aim of this study was to determine the nature and quality of former foster youths' college transition experience and factors influencing their adaptation in the first year. Participants included…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Student Adjustment, Social Adjustment, College Freshmen
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Krier, Jessie C.; Green, Tonika Duren; Kruger, Ashley – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
Children in the foster care system often face many educational challenges, including having an increased risk of language delays compared to the general population, with an estimated 35%-73% of the foster youth population experiencing language difficulties. Language delays are caused by many factors, but for children in foster care, one major…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Language Impairments, Developmental Delays, At Risk Persons
Sousa, John Chaves – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Generally referred to as aged-out youth, approximately 20,000 former foster youth leave foster care each year, with very few enrolling into the community college system. Many enroll into a college system without a clear understanding of the system. Unable to maneuver, most former foster youth will drop out. The current exploratory, comparative…
Descriptors: Barriers, Access to Education, Community Colleges, Foster Care
Sullivan-Vance, Karen – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A college education offers people social and economic benefits, yet youth from foster care backgrounds are less likely than their peers to attain a college education, which places this already vulnerable population at higher risk for a lifetime of living on the margins of society. Foster alumni face multiple obstacles to accessing and persisting…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Foster Care, Youth, Access to Education
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Greeson, Johanna K. P.; Garcia, Antonio R.; Kim, Minseop; Courtney, Mark E. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2015
Objective: Conduct secondary data analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of Massachusetts' Adolescent Outreach Program for Youths in Intensive Foster Care (Outreach) for increasing social support (SS) among enrolled youth. Participants: 194 youth in intensive foster care under the guardianship of the Massachusetts Department of Children and…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Independent Living, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
Myers, Kristin Janine – ProQuest LLC, 2019
It is estimated that approximately 60% of children have experienced some form of trauma in their lifetime (Wiest-Stevenson & Lee, 2016). Research in the last 20 years has shown the impact of childhood trauma on human development, social development, and learning, and yet, there is very little literature in school counseling about this topic…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Youth, Trauma, School Counselors
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Okumu, Jacob O. – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2014
This study explored college transition meaning-making dynamics of emancipated foster care youth and the role campus environments play in that process. It adds to the college student development theoretical base by acknowledging the needs, goals, and values of disenfranchised college students transitioning into higher education. Emancipated foster…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Transitional Programs, College Environment, Student Attitudes
Cantu, Laura Beatriz – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This dissertation closely examines the experience of foster youth attending California community colleges and how campuses are responding to their educational needs. Foster youth have the least successful educational outcomes of any population of young Americans. They also represent one of the most vulnerable and academically at-risk populations…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Foster Care, Student Needs
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Day, Angelique; Riebschleger, Joanne; Wen, Jiebing – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
Precollege outreach programs improve college access for underrepresented students; however, information on foster youth engagement in precollege programs is virtually nonexistent. This chapter describes the impact of a precollege program on two- and four-year college enrollment and completion rates.
Descriptors: Mentors, Excellence in Education, College Preparation, Community Colleges
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Amechi, Mauriell H.; Stone, Blayne D.; Williams, Janelle L. – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2020
This qualitative study explored contextual factors that inform the college choice process among Black students with lived experience in foster care. Drawing exclusively upon in-depth interviews regarding the college choice process, specifically at a historically Black university, we identify three central themes: (a) self-motivation and resilience…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, African American Students, Foster Care, Resilience (Psychology)
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