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Nearly One-Third of Foster Youth in California Not Involved with Creating Transitional Independent Living Plan
This memo investigates two aspects of foster youths’ transition planning: their roles in their transitional independent living plan development and their...
2020
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Foster Youth Would Benefit from Emphasis on Prevention and Treatment to Reduce Justice System Involvement
This memo examines CalYOUTH participants’ justice system involvement within two timeframes: (1) involvement before their age-17 interview and (2)...
2020
Report
Challenges in Rigorously Evaluating College Success Programs for Students Who Experienced Foster Care
This paper describes a formative evaluation of one college success program to assess its readiness for future rigorous...
2020
Report
Systemic Approaches to Addressing Child and Family Trauma are Key to Fully Leveraging Family First
This brief explains how trauma-informed practices support Family First implementation and recommends measures that are consistent with an established...
2020
Report
Intercept Program Evaluation Shows Reductions in Likelihood of Out-of-home Placement
This report describes Intercept, the Center for State Child Welfare Data’s evaluation of the program, and the extent to which the findings demonstrate an...
2020
Foster Youths’ Capacity To Live Independently Should Drive Extended Foster Care Placement
This memo examines youths’ predominant placement type between ages 18 and 21. It compares the characteristics of youth who resided predominantly in...
2020