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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
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
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
Burkhardt, Tiffany; Dasgupta, Denali; Schlecht, Colleen; Carreon, Erin; Pacheco-Applegate, Aida – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2020
The Chicago Young Parents Program (CYPP) is a two-generation pilot program, combining youth employment and mentoring with comprehensive Head Start programming for participants' children and their families. CYPP was designed to improve parenting, personal growth, and family self-sufficiency through education and employment. This study was designed…
Descriptors: Early Parenthood, Mentors, Early Intervention, Family Programs
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
Courtney, Mark E.; Okpych, Nathanael J.; Harty, Justin; Feng, Huiling; Park, Sunggeun; Powers, Jenna; Nadon, Melanie; Ditto, Dale J.; Park, Keunhye – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2020
This report presents findings from the "CalYOUTH Wave 4 Youth Survey." CalYOUTH (the California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study), is an evaluation of the impact of the California Fostering Connections to Success Act on outcomes during foster youth's transition to adulthood. CalYOUTH includes collection and analysis of information…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Postsecondary Education, Educational Attainment, Academic Persistence
Tucker, Laura Packard; Dworsky, Amy; Van Drunen, Molly – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2020
The Youth Transitions Partnership (YTP) in Alameda County, California blends service coordination, intensive case management, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help transition-age youth in foster care engage with available support systems and subsequently improve their outcomes. As part of a formative evaluation of YTP, Chapin Hall…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Foster Care, Transitional Programs, Program Effectiveness
Tucker, Laura Packard; Dworsky, Amy; Van Drunen, Molly – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2020
This Formative Evaluation Lessons Learned template captures the major findings and lessons learned from the formative evaluation of the Youth Transitions Partnership (YTP) program in Alameda County, California. The YTP program is an intervention built around the core components of intensive case management and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Intervention
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
Morton, M. H.; Kugley, S.; Epstein, R. A.; Farrell, A. F. – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2019
This Research-to-Impact brief is the eighth in a series from Voices of Youth Count. Voices of Youth Count is a national research and policy initiative designed to fill critical gaps in the nation's knowledge about unaccompanied homelessness among youth and young adults ages 13 to 25. Voices of Youth Count research estimated that nearly 4.2 million…
Descriptors: Youth Problems, Youth Programs, Homeless People, Intervention
Kull, M. A.; Morton, M. H.; Patel, S.; Curry, S.; Carreon, E. – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2019
This Research-to-Impact brief is the ninth in a series by Chapin Hall's Voices of Youth Count on understanding and addressing youth homelessness. For the 4.2 million adolescents and young adults who experience some form of homelessness, opportunities to develop and realize their educational aspirations are often disrupted. "Missed…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Youth, Adolescents, Young Adults
Dworsky, A.; Gitlow, E.; Horwitz, B.; Samuels, G. M. – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2019
This Research-to-Impact brief is the seventh in a series by Chapin Hall's Voices of Youth Count on understanding and addressing youth homelessness. Each year, nearly 4.2 million adolescents and young adults in America experience some form of homelessness. This brief focuses on the subset of young people who experience homelessness after spending…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Foster Care, Youth, Adolescents
Morton, M. H.; Horwitz, B. – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2019
Youth homelessness in the United States is a serious challenge. Recent national research by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago found concerning rates of homelessness among adolescents and young adults ages 13-25. An estimated one in 30 adolescents (ages 13-17) and nearly one in 10 young adults (ages 18-25) experienced some form of…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Youth, Adolescents, Young Adults
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