Solving Academic Inequity for Former Foster Youth

130,000+ unaccompanied homeless youth (UHY) and 5,000+ former foster youth (FFY) face homelessness each year. UHY and FFY transitioning into college are at a key crossroads and require additional supports. Many universities have campus support programs (CSPs) to support these youth, yet no empirical evaluations of CSPs exists. This presentation highlights the need for equity programming and the first empirical study of a holistic, trauma-informed CSP for UHY and FFY.

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Sarah Young

Kennesaw State University

This event will be in person

Details

Format:

Solo

Type:

Session

Track:

Equity & Justice

Level:

Basic Understanding

Focus Area:

Higher Education