Barriers to Implementing a Mentoring Program for Youth in Foster Care: Implications for Practice and Policy Innovation

@article{Scannapieco2014BarriersTI,
  title={Barriers to Implementing a Mentoring Program for Youth in Foster Care: Implications for Practice and Policy Innovation},
  author={Maria Scannapieco and Kirstin Painter},
  journal={Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={31},
  pages={163-180}
}
The aim of this article is to report on the findings of an evaluation of a youth in foster care mentoring pilot program and the difficulty that arises when a program is not well implemented. The pilot program and evaluation of its effectiveness were mandated by the Texas 80th Legislature through the passing of HB 3008. Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas implemented the pilot to match youth in foster care age 14 years and older, who participate on a voluntary basis and who have been… CONTINUE READING