In 2006, Casey Family Programs identified seven life domains as a way to organize and address the needs of students with experience in foster care. At Western Michigan University, the Center for Fostering Success adapted the Casey framework so that education is the central focus of support offered to students, with stablity in other life domains integrally tied to the understanding of what alumni of foster care need to thrive and succeed in college (Unrau, 2012).
This FSM Toolkit focuses on the Health & Mental Health life domain and offers an array of resources and information gathered throughout our month-long focus of this domain. Click on the links below and attachments to the right to explore the resources we've collected in this domain!
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