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Wraparound for Older Youth and Young Adults: Providers Views on Whether and How to Adapt Wraparound

Wraparound for Older Youth and Young Adults: Providers Views on Whether and How to Adapt Wraparound
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This collaborative report from the National Wraparound Initiative and the Pathways Research and Training Center at Portland State looks at how providers modify the Wraparound approach when working with older youth and young adults. The authors conducted a qualitative analysis by conducting interviews with facilitators, peer support providers, and program managers in eight states. This report presents a summary of these interviews and offers suggestions for training and technical assistance for Wraparound programs working with older youth and adults based on these findings. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25777
Authors
Walker, J.S., Baird, C.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

National Wraparound Initiative and Research and Training Center on Pathways to Positive Futures

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the Childrens Mental Health Network website at: https://www.cmhnetwork.org/resources/10298/

Utilizing Coaching to Prevent Homelessness Among Transition-Age Youth with Foster Care Histories

Utilizing Coaching to Prevent Homelessness Among Transition-Age Youth with Foster Care Histories
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief provides an overview of how child welfare providers can use a coach-like engagement approach to work with at-risk youth. During Phase I, a Youth At-Risk of Homelessness (YARH) grantee in Colorado developed an intervention model to prevent and address homelessness among transition-age youth. The authors describe the Pathways to Success model as an intensive, youth-driven, case management approach designed for youth ages 14 to 21 who are currently in foster care, preparing to age out, or have already aged out and become homeless. Furthermore, the model uses a coaching method adapted from the Co-Active Life Coaching model originally designed for adult and college student populations. Now in Phase II, the grantee has implemented the program in three collaborative test sites that represent urban, suburban, and rural communities across Colorado. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25802
Authors
Prendergast, T., Davis, L.
Type new
Brief
Organization

Center for Policy Research

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the Center for Policy Research website at: https://centerforpolicyresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/RB2_Coaching_Fin…

Memo from CalYOUTH: Relationships between Youth and Caseworker Perceptions of the Service Context and Foster Youth Outcomes

Memo from CalYOUTH: Relationships between Youth and Caseworker Perceptions of the Service Context and Foster Youth Outcomes
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from Chapin Hall looks at the service context for youth in extended foster care and how the youth and the caseworkers perceive the services in this context. The authors of this memo used data from the three available sources of the California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study (CalYOUTH), which include longitudinal youth surveys, caseworker surveys, and administrative data. The report presents the key findings that support increased collaboration between child welfare and secondary education systems and expanding the availability of affordable housing options for young adults. It also discusses the importance of listening to how foster youth feel about the services they receive in extended care.

Accession number
25839
Authors
Courtney, M.E., Park, S., Harty, J., Feng, H.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the Chapin Hall website at: https://www.chapinhall.org/research/creating-effective-services-depends…

Including All Voices: Achieving Opportunity Youth Collaboration Success Through Youth and Adult Engagement

Including All Voices: Achieving Opportunity Youth Collaboration Success Through Youth and Adult Engagement
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions highlights promising strategies in youth engagement and youth-led change through its Opportunity Youth Forum communities (OYF). Opportunity youth are defined as 16- to 24-year-olds who are out of work and school. OYF supports youth activities representing four stages along a continuum: basic engagement, participatory engagement, influencing programs and systems, and youth- and adult-led change. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25823
Authors
Nemoy, Y., Miles, M.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the Aspen Institutes website: https://aspencommunitysolutions.org/report/including-all-voices/

Equity Counts: Using Data to Increase Equity and Improve Metric Outcomes for Opportunity Youth

Equity Counts: Using Data to Increase Equity and Improve Metric Outcomes for Opportunity Youth
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from the Aspen Institute presents findings from the Equity Counts Data Collection Pilot (DCP) study of six Opportunity Youth Forum (OYF) communities. Opportunity youth are defined as 16- to 24-year-olds who are out of work and school. Together, these six pilot sites developed a new set of OY measures and data collection methodologies to improve youth outcomes. These new measures include the rate at which opportunity youth are disconnected from the community overall, high school, postsecondary education, and the workforce. The report summaries the launch and the first-year results of the Equity Counts study as well as the next steps. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25819
Authors
Towns, S.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on Aspen Insitute FCS website at: https://aspencommunitysolutions.org/report/equity-counts-using-data-to-…