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

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

Issue: 2

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.

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