Better Futures: a Randomized Field Test of a Model for Supporting Young People in Foster Care with Mental Health Challenges to Participate in Higher Education

@article{Geenen2014BetterFA,
  title={Better Futures: a Randomized Field Test of a Model for Supporting Young People in Foster Care with Mental Health Challenges to Participate in Higher Education},
  author={Sarah J. Geenen and Laurie E. Powers and Lee Ann Phillips and May Nelson and Jessica McKenna and Nichole Winges-Yanez and Linda Blanchette and Adrienne Croskey and Lawrence D. Dalton and Amy M. Salazar and Paul Swank},
  journal={The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research},
  year={2014},
  volume={42},
  pages={150-171}
}
The purpose of the study was to conduct a preliminary efficacy evaluation of the Better Futures model, which is focused on improving the postsecondary preparation and participation of youth in foster care with mental health challenges. Sixty-seven youth were randomized to either a control group that received typical services or an intervention group, which involved participation in a Summer Institute, individual peer coaching, and mentoring workshops. Findings indicate significant gains for the… CONTINUE READING
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