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Message ID: 9130
Date: 2012-03-27

Author:Carly B. Dierkhising

Subject:Re: former foster youth and college

Hello - You should look into the Guardian Scholars Programs at a number of Universities here in California. It is a support program/network for youth aging out of foster care who are attending college. They have it a number of Universities, you can easily google Guardian Scholars to see where it exists. They have it at my University - University of California, Riverside http://guardianscholars.ucr.edu/Pages/default.aspx Carly On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 8:07 AM, D F MCMAHON > wrote: I'm wondering if your survey asks the following: How long after graduating high school or getting a GED did you start college? What is your major? Four individuals I know who were in foster care are currently enrolled as full-time students ranging from associate degree to graduate degree programs. One went to college right after meeting secondary ed requirements. Three are single parents who started college after having a child. Three are in social work programs and one is in health care. All express unanimously negative feelings about their experience with child welfare services. Experiences with foster parents varies (one was adopted; she maintains a relationship with the foster parents and also her birth mother and extended family, and moved to attend college in the town where these family members live). All have strong connections to their birth parents. The three in social work programs chose that field because of their negative experiences with child welfare systems. It would be most interesting if a majority of former foster youth pursue degree programs in social work/human services fields and how that decision has been influenced by negative or positive experiences with child welfare. Sheri McMahon ________________________________ From: ppolinsky@parentsanonymous.org To: child-maltreatment-research-l@list.cornell.edu Subject: RE: former foster youth and college Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 08:44:32 -0700 Julie Grant – I suggest you contact Michael Rauso, PhD, at rausom@dcfs.lacounty.gov . He is directly connected to many former foster youth in Los Angeles County. Margaret (Peggy) L. Polinsky, MSW, PhD Director of Research & Evaluation Parents Anonymous® Inc. 981 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 100 Pomona, CA 91768 Telephone: 909-236-5729 – direct line Fax: 909-236-5758 E-mail: ppolinsky@parentsanonymous.org Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength From: bounce-43783800-6833381@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-43783800-6833381@list.cornell.edu ] On Behalf Of J1GRANT Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2012 6:17 PM To: child-maltreatment-research-L@cornell.edu Subject: former foster youth and college To whom it may concern: I am a graduate student at Bridgewater State University. I am conducting a research project focusing on former foster youth, ages 18-25 who are currently enrolled in college. I am seeking responses to a brief internet survey in order to learn about their experiences in college and the supports, both formal and informal, that they use while they are enrolled in college classes. I am hoping the results will be useful to colleges throughout the country and contribute to supporting this group of students. This research project was approved by the Bridgewater State University Institutional Review Board on March 1, 2012. All information received will remain anonymous and no program names will be used. Please forward this statement to any interested parties, 18 – 25 years old, who might be willing to participate. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FosterCareCollegeSupport I am more than willing to answer any questions and can be reached at the information provided below. Sincerely, Julie Grant Bridgewater State University School of Social Work, MSW Program 95 Burrill Ave Bridgewater, MA 02325 -- ********************************************************************************************* Carly B. Dierkhising, MA Doctoral Candidate Developmental Psychology 3338 Olmsted Hall University of California, Riverside carly.dierkhising@gmail.com

Hello - You should look into the Guardian Scholars Programs at a number of Universities here in California. It is a support program/network for youth aging out of foster care who are attending college. They have it a number of Universities, you can easily google Guardian Scholars to see where it exists. They have it at my University - University of California, Riverside http://guardianscholars.ucr.edu/Pages/default.aspx Carly On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 8:07 AM, D F MCMAHON > wrote: I'm wondering if your survey asks the following: How long after graduating high school or getting a GED did you start college? What is your major? Four individuals I know who were in foster care are currently enrolled as full-time students ranging from associate degree to graduate degree programs. One went to college right after meeting secondary ed requirements. Three are single parents who started college after having a child. Three are in social work programs and one is in health care. All express unanimously negative feelings about their experience with child welfare services. Experiences with foster parents varies (one was adopted; she maintains a relationship with the foster parents and also her birth mother and extended family, and moved to attend college in the town where these family members live). All have strong connections to their birth parents. The three in social work programs chose that field because of their negative experiences with child welfare systems. It would be most interesting if a majority of former foster youth pursue degree programs in social work/human services fields and how that decision has been influenced by negative or positive experiences with child welfare. Sheri McMahon ________________________________ From: ppolinskyparentsanonymous.org To: child-maltreatment-research-llist.cornell.edu Subject: RE: former foster youth and college Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 08:44:32 -0700 Julie Grant – I suggest you contact Michael Rauso, PhD, at rausomdcfs.lacounty.gov . He is directly connected to many former foster youth in Los Angeles County. Margaret (Peggy) L. Polinsky, MSW, PhD Director of Research & Evaluation Parents Anonymous® Inc. 981 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 100 Pomona, CA 91768 Telephone: 909-236-5729 – direct line Fax: 909-236-5758 E-mail: ppolinskyparentsanonymous.org Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength From: bounce-43783800-6833381list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-43783800-6833381list.cornell.edu ] On Behalf Of J1GRANT Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2012 6:17 PM To: child-maltreatment-research-Lcornell.edu Subject: former foster youth and college To whom it may concern: I am a graduate student at Bridgewater State University. I am conducting a research project focusing on former foster youth, ages 18-25 who are currently enrolled in college. I am seeking responses to a brief internet survey in order to learn about their experiences in college and the supports, both formal and informal, that they use while they are enrolled in college classes. I am hoping the results will be useful to colleges throughout the country and contribute to supporting this group of students. This research project was approved by the Bridgewater State University Institutional Review Board on March 1, 2012. All information received will remain anonymous and no program names will be used. Please forward this statement to any interested parties, 18 – 25 years old, who might be willing to participate. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FosterCareCollegeSupport I am more than willing to answer any questions and can be reached at the information provided below. Sincerely, Julie Grant Bridgewater State University School of Social Work, MSW Program 95 Burrill Ave Bridgewater, MA 02325 -- ********************************************************************************************* Carly B. Dierkhising, MA Doctoral Candidate Developmental Psychology 3338 Olmsted Hall University of California, Riverside carly.dierkhisinggmail.com