Category Archives: Campus Support Program Training

It’s Never Too Late: Serving Re-Entry Students From Foster Care

When serving former foster youth, program resources are limited and programs must make hard choices about who to serve and who to exclude and one common practice is to set an age cap for participants. Some programs, however have chosen

Campus Practice Call: Filling in the Gaps

These bi-monthly calls allow campus practitioners from across the state to come together to share ideas, hear about crucial updates and learn from each other and other experts in the field about exciting and innovative practices designed to better support

Coaching Models for Foster Youth Campus Based Professionals

This call was co-sponsored with the Career Ladders Project and featured an exploration of coaching models. Speakers were representatives from Beyond Emancipation (B:E) and Western Michigan University, who presented information about two coaching models that are designed to improve short

Campus Faculty/Staff Foster Youth Training

John Burton Advocates for Youth’s April 2nd campus practitioner call featured an overview of a curriculum developed by JBAY that can be used to train faculty and staff on college campuses about the needs of foster youth. Click on the

Partnerships for Success – Case Studies in Collaboration Between Child Welfare and Higher Education

With the extension of foster care to age 21 allowing more foster youth to attend college, the need for strong partnerships between child welfare agencies and institutions of higher education is greater than ever. John Burton Advocates for Youth has

Successful Media Strategies

As the world of funding becomes increasingly competitive, being the program with the “buzz” can give you an important leg up. An expert in media coverage, Daniel Heimpel, founder of Fostering Media Connections explained how programs can generate media attention

Tools for Campus Support Programs

This webinar provides a review of two exciting new tools for professionals working on college campuses with foster youth. “Foster Youth Campus Support Programs: A Leadership Guide” is a practical guide to help campus staff with the planning and implementation

Retention Strategies – Part 3

Our third training highlighting promising practices in college retention strategies for foster youth took place in Oakland. This session featured Toni Heineman with A Better Way who shared techniques for working effectively with youth who have a history of trauma

Retention Strategies – Part 2

This in-person training was simulcast and recorded as a web seminar. The training focuses on strategies to help keep foster youth in college and featured an overview of a study conducted by the RP Group along with CSU Fresno’s creative

Retention Strategies – Part 1

This in-person training was simulcast and recorded as a web seminar. The training focuses on two strategies to help keep foster youth in college. The first highlights a peer mentoring program developed at Riverside Valley College and Moreno Valley College.