2013 National Convening on Foster Youth and Higher Education. Conference Proceedings. Los Angeles, CA, October 22, 2013.
Jones, Maria Jones. Lincroft, Yali. Everett, Alexia. Emerson, John. Lewis, Karina.
National Convening on Foster Youth and Higher Education (2013 : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Published: April 2014
This report discusses the proceedings of a conference held on October 22, 2013, that brought together child welfare and higher education professionals to discuss how to improve higher education outcomes for foster youth. Conference presentations are summarized and address: research findings on the adult well-being of former foster youth; federal policies that support postsecondary education; State policies that impact higher education for foster youth; addressing nonacademic factors; and the influence of collective impact on systemic change and elements of effective networks. The agenda of the conference is also included.
foster adolescents; child welfare reform; postsecondary education; foster care alumni; independent living skills; academic achievement; barriers; interagency collaboration