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Tiffany Burkhardt; Lee Ann Huang; Cody Oltmans; Reiko Kakuyama-Villaber – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2024
The early care and education (ECE) workforce is experiencing concerning levels of stress and depression (Elharake et al., 2022; Jennings et al., 2020). The well-being of these workers affects staff turnover and their interactions with children (Kwon et al., 2020; Smith & Lawrence, 2019). Research has shown that racial concordance (or matching)…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Well Being, Psychological Patterns, Diversity
Huang, Lee Ann; Duron, Jacquelynn; Joiner-Hill, Amber; Brown, Mickie – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2023
The Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being focused on identifying and nurturing promising doctoral students from multiple disciplines to address intractable challenges in the child well-being field. With the support of a national advisory board comprised of child well-being research experts, the program engaged 120 fellows,…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Networks, Researchers, Interdisciplinary Approach
McCrae, Julie S.; Broxton, Alyssa T.; Steinmetz, Samantha; Casillas, Katherine L. – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2023
The Family Stabilization Initiative (FSI) Sustainability Toolkit was developed by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago in partnership with Lutheran Services in America. Chapin Hall designed and implemented a multifaceted approach to gain comprehensive understanding of the FSI and its core sustainability components. The Sustainability Toolkit…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Sustainability, Race, Cooperation
Okpych, Nathanael J.; Courtney, Mark E.; Park, Sunggeun – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2022
Previous CalYOUTH memos suggest that the overwhelming majority (upwards of 85%) of youth in California foster care who go to college first attend an in-state, public, 2-year college. The current memo takes a closer look at the types of colleges that foster youth enroll in, including average retention rates and the number of semesters completed at…
Descriptors: Foster Care, College Attendance, College Choice, Institutional Characteristics
Okpych, Nathanael J.; Courtney, Mark E.; Park, Sunggeun – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2022
Studies have shown that, aside from student differences, the college that a student attends plays a role in their likelihood of remaining in college and ultimately earning a degree. Increasing attention has been given to "undermatching," which occurs when a student enrolls in a college for which they are overqualified, based on their…
Descriptors: College Attendance, Foster Care, Young Adults, Educational Attainment
Gitlow, Elissa; Kugley, Shannon; Shapiro, Sam; Kakuyama-Villaber, Reiko; Jacobsen, Helen; Chor, Brian; Dworsky, Amy – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2022
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) contracted with three child welfare providers that operate transitional living (TLP) or independent living (ILO) programs (or both) to implement LifeSet, an intensive case management program developed by Youth Villages, for youth in care who are 17.5 to 21 years old. LifeSet helps…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Transitional Programs, Independent Living, Program Implementation
Van Drunen, Molly; Packard Tucker, L.; Dworsky, A. – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2022
This brief describes the relationship between placement stability and youth engagement in the Youth Transitions Partnership (YTP), a program developed and implemented by the Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) for 14- to 20-year-olds in foster care who have multiple risk factors for experiencing homelessness. The authors used program data…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Young Adults, At Risk Persons, Foster Care
Duron, Jacquelynn; Huang, Lee Ann; Brown, Mickie; Joiner-Hill, Amber – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2022
The Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being were launched in 2010 to promote interdisciplinary learning and advance research that improves public policy and practice. The Doris Duke Fellowships Equity Study examined the perspectives of multiple key constituencies--academic and policy mentors, staff members, national advisory…
Descriptors: Child Development, Well Being, Fellowships, Researchers
Okpych, Nathanael J.; Park, Sunggeun; Courtney, Mark E.; Powers, Jenna – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2021
Graduating from college is a life-transforming achievement for young people with foster care backgrounds. Not only do the majority of adolescents in foster care aspire to finish college, but holding a degree has been associated with an increased likelihood of being employed and having higher earnings. Still, existing research estimates that fewer…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Graduation Rate, Young Adults, Associate Degrees
Havlicek, Judy; Dworsky, Amy; Gitlow, Elissa – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2021
Few studies have examined the experiences of community college students who are or were in foster care. Consequently, relatively little is known about why young people in foster care choose to enroll in community college, what happens to those young people once they enroll, or whether they are receiving the supports they need to achieve their…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Foster Care, Social Services
Spielberger, Julie; Burkhardt, Tiffany; Winje, Carolyn; Pacheco-Applegate, Aida; Gitlow, Elissa; Carreon, Erin; Huang, Lee Ann; Herriott, Anna; Kakuyama-Villaber, Reiko – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2021
Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) is a relationship-based, collaborative support designed to improve the capacity of early childhood professionals to promote children's mental health. Social and emotional development is the foundation for success in learning and in life. It begins in children's early relationships with…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Mental Health, Consultation Programs
Spielberger, Julie; Burkhardt, Tiffany; Winje, Carolyn; Pacheco-Applegate, Aida; Gitlow, Elissa; Carreon, Erin; Huang, Lee Ann; Herriott, Anna; Kakuyama-Villaber, Reiko – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2021
Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) is a relationship-based, collaborative support designed to improve the capacity of early childhood professionals to promote children's mental health. Social and emotional development is the foundation for success in learning and in life. It begins in children's early relationships with…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Young Children
Brown, Mickie; Huang, Lee Ann; Duron, Jacquelynn; Joiner-Hill, Amber – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2021
Established in 2010, the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being focused on two core ideas: that learning is best accomplished in interdisciplinary groups and that carefully crafted research can improve public policy and practice. The final cohort was selected in 2018. Since then, a fellow-led transition has begun to expand…
Descriptors: Well Being, Networks, Fellowships, Interdisciplinary Approach
Joiner-Hill, Amber; Huang, Lee Ann; Duron, Jacquelynn; Brown, Mickie – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2021
The Doris Duke Fellowships Equity Study assessed how staff members, national advisory board members, academic and policy mentors, and Doris Duke Fellows experienced diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) during their participation in the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being. The study also identified future strategies for…
Descriptors: Child Development, Well Being, Fellowships, Mentors
Weiner, Dana; Heaton, Leanne; Stiehl, Mike; Chor, Brian; Kim, Kiljoong; Heisler, Kurt; Foltz, Richard; Farrell, Amber – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2020
Since March 2020, states across the country have taken extreme measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Stay-at-home orders and deteriorating economic conditions have placed families under stress, while children home from school have diminished exposure to adults who might detect and report abuse and neglect. There are…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Disease Control, School Closing
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