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Accessing and achieving higher education can be challenging for foster care alumni, but one factor that can make a big difference is having supportive relationships from caring adults and peers to help them along the way. This webinar will review findings from a higher education access and retention intervention development study to explore some of the ways supportive relationships can make a crucial difference in the postsecondary success of youth transitioning from care.
Amy M. Salazar, MSW, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Human Development Department at Washington State University Vancouver. Her work focuses on developing and testing interventions designed to improve the outcomes of youth in foster care, and especially those transitioning from foster care to adulthood.
Salazar, A. M., Haggerty, K. P., & Roe, S. S. (November 2016). Fostering Higher Education: A postsecondary access and retention intervention for youth with foster care experience. Children and Youth Services Review, Volume 70. Retrieved from
Salazar, A. M., Roe, S. S., Ullrich, J. S., & Haggerty K. P. (May 2016). Professional and youth perspectives on higher education-focused interventions for youth transitioning from foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, Volume 64. Retrieved from
Fostering Success Michigan is a program of The New Foster Care that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline."Make a Donation