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High-need youth, such as those involved in the juvenile justice or foster care system, typically face many challenges that mentoring programs cannot address on their own.

Key Learnings from Mentoring Research and Implications for Practice examines 11 critical questions that have been explored by leading researchers, with the goal of offerin

This paper from the Georgetown Public Policy Institute

Foster students across California are benefiting from a database called Foster Focus, developed by the Sacramento County Office of Education. The database tracks foster students' grades, credi

In Los Angeles and across the nation, there are clear disparities in foster care. race still weighs heavily on unification and permanence for foster kids.

The onset of the new school year in San Francisco comes with a new and relatively affordable attempt to help improve education for children entangled in the state's troubled foster care system.

Bright Spot Venture, a social enterprise managed by youth in and aging out of foster care, is part of the nonprofit West End Neighborhood House in Wilmington, Delaware.

This Program Replication Workshop combines hands-on and classroom sessions designed to prepare participants to begin their own animal-assisted and horticultural therapy programs.

This brief focuses on the problems facing black families and their children, and the related risks to black children victimized by maltreatment and in need of protection and services.

A number of studies show that high percentages of young people in foster care run away from care at some point, and usually more than once.

New research from the National Runaway Switchboard suggests that youth who have had multiple foster care placements are more likely to run away from their homes than youth who have been placed once

A mentor can change the life of a young person involved in the juvenile justice or foster care system, but recruiting mentors to work with system-involved youth can be challenging.

National Foster Care Month is designed to raise awareness of the experiences of the more than 400,000 children and youth in the foster care system. The campaign encourages citizens to 

New legislation aiming to connect foster youth with adult mentors was introduced recently in Congress by U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, and co-sponsored by Senators Mark Begich and Tim Johnson.

Youth who "age-out" of foster care are at high risk for homelessness, unemployment, teen pregnancy and involvement with the criminal justice system.

This brief presents best practices on preparing high school-age youth to transition out of the child welfare system by providing information and resources on graduating from high school, preparing

Robert and Nancy Schulman are giving $250,000 to a number of New York City foster care and domestic violence organizations for two programs with the goal of getting people to become more engaged an

This webinar examines linkages among child maltreatment and foster care, permanency and stability, and substance abuse and other risky behaviors, and it explores effective strategies for prevention

In its series of online customized pages, the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) has released a new resource: What Foster Parents Can Do to Prevent Suicide.

The purpose of this brief from the Training and Technical Assistance Program for the Mentoring System-Involved Youth (MSIY) Initiative is to highlight the strengths and challenges of youth in