The State of Evaluations of Campus-Based Support Programs Serving Foster Care Alumni in Higher Education

Authors: 
Schelbe, L.,
Day, A.,
Geiger, J.NM.,
Piel, M.H.
Type: 
Journal Article
Year Published: 2019
Journal Name: 
Child Welfare
Volume: 97

Issue: 2
Abstract: 

This journal article outlines a study that surveys the current state of campus-based support programs for students who are foster care alumni. It focuses on program evaluation strategies whereas previous research mostly studied educational outcomes. Of the 81 programs surveyed, only 37% had conducted a formal evaluation and only 9% used outside evaluators. The authors recommend creating a national network of researchers and practitioners who are committed to evaluating the effectiveness of these support programs for foster care youth.

Availability: 
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Accession Number: 
25846