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Personal Perspectives on Providing Services to Foster Youth

Personal Perspectives on Providing Services to Foster Youth
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

In this chapter, the author highlights common themes found in the extant literature that can inform ways to address the unique challenges of foster youth students in community college. These themes include educational attainment of foster youth as a social justice issue, effective practices that support student success, and recommendations for policy and practice. Coupled with recommendations from the literature, the author offers the perspectives of students about practices at community college campuses. The chapter highlights model programs that are uniquely positioned to serve this marginalized group of students on college campuses using an academic capital framework. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25554
Authors
Whitman, K.L.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

New Directions for Community Colleges

Series
Enrolling and Supporting Foster Youth
Volume new
2018
Year published new
2018
Availability

Full-text available free of charge at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/cc.20294

Integrated Data Are Key to Pay for Success

Integrated Data Are Key to Pay for Success
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief describes how one county government—Cuyahoga County, Ohio—used an integrated data system (IDS) to develop an innovative pay for success program to serve homeless mothers who have children in the child welfare system. The Cuyahoga program, called Partnering for Family Success, is the first county-level program in the United States. The brief provides background about pay for success or social impact bonds, which began in the United Kingdom in 2010. These agreements allow private and philanthropic investors to provide upfront funding to governments to operate and pilot new evidence-based social programs to save money for the government. Pay for success programs are treated as an investment rather than as traditional grants. The brief outlines the challenges faced by the program developers and how IDS helped them design and evaluate the Partnering for Family Success program. The IDS quickly identified eligible families who were involved with separate county departments. Once identified, the program helped remove housing barriers and connected mothers and their children with other resources, such as housing assistance, behavioral health services, trauma support, and case management.

Accession number
25443
Authors
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Type new
Brief
Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the Annie E. Casey Foundation website at: http://www.aecf.org/m/resourcedoc/aecf-integrateddataarekeytopayforsucc…

Ending Youth Homelessness: Promising Program Models

Ending Youth Homelessness: Promising Program Models
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This guidebook from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is designed for Continuum of Care (CoC) leaders and stakeholders to use as a direct, hands-on action plan in their efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness. It provides information about emerging program models in the following areas: primary prevention, identification and engagement, emergency and crisis response, and tailored housing and services. This guidebook describes key features and promising practices of these models and potential funding sources to help CoC providers plan, develop, and improve their own youth-appropriate services.

Accession number
25611
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Series
Guidebook Series
Year published new
2016
Availability

Available for free download on the HUD Exchange website at: https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/Ending-Youth-Homelessn…