Leveraging Caregivers: Tools for Training Resource Parents to Support College Success

Last updated Sep, 2 2020

This webinar summarized the findings of an independent evaluation of a curriculum designed by John Burton Advocates for Youth (JBAY) to support foster parents and relative caregivers as they encourage foster youth to attend college. In March of 2019, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) required that resource parents with court dependent youth in their care take the curriculum, creating the opportunity to evaluate its effectiveness.

The webinar also covered data-informed ways in which resource parents can support foster youth achieve their college dreams, and also explored ways in which to further the curriculum’s reach, especially in the remote educational environment.