See our YouTube page for recordings of our Webinars.
We will continue to post the most recent Power Point presentations here, but all video recordings will be posted to the YouTube page.
November 9th, 2021
Dr. Kerri Kearney (Oklahoma State University), Drs. Angelique Day (University of Washington), Dr. Amy Salazar (Washington State University Vancouver)
This meeting will have two parts. First, in a presentation entitled “The State of Research: College Bound Students with Histories in Foster Care,” Dr. Kerri Kearney (Oklahoma State University) will provide an overview of the most recent research from the National Research for Engaged Scholarship on Hidden Populations. This national research conference focuses on college-bound individuals who have histories in foster or out-of-home care and other students who are motivated to remain anonymous on college campuses, typically because of concerns about negative social judgements about their past experiences. We will also discuss the current status of research in this area, where the field appears to be going, opportunities to engage in the community of research, and other topics of interest to participants. The second half of the webinar will be dedicated to the annual NRC-FAHE business meeting, where Drs. Angelique Day (University of Washington) and Amy Salazar (Washington State University Vancouver) will provide updates on membership activities and gather feedback from members for future planning.
October 13th, 2021
Dr. Denicia Carlay, EdD, LCSW, PPSC (Alameda County Social Services Agency) and Dr. Lauren Ford, EdD (San Mateo Community College District)
This presentation will begin with a brief historical overview of the intersections of social work, psychology, critical theory and education. This historical overview will also tie in the impact that traditional practices have had in creating disparities for system impacted students. We will discuss the shift in recent years to embrace trauma informed practices that recognize and inform the ways in which social workers and educators engage with young people experiencing trauma, and acknowledge its insufficiencies in promoting real change in the lives of system impacted students that unintentionally have led to deficit based mindsets towards groups who have been marginalized in not being able to see them beyond the traumatic experiences they have faced. Our presentation, therefore, will focus on a shift towards the necessary healing centered engagement that uplifts “what else is true” about young people experiencing chronic stress, within a culturally grounded and asset-based framework. The presentation will end with critical inquiry around what healing centered practices might look like within larger systems – such as the community college arena.
September 23rd, 2021
Dr. Regina Gavin Williams (North Carolina Central University School of Education)
Little is known about foster care adolescents’ readiness to engage in post-secondary education, their developmental needs during their college transition, and ways professionals can offer assistance (Unrau et al., 2012). A 10-week college and career readiness intervention program entitled, Students That Are Reaching Success (S.T.A.R.S.), was conducted for a study that addressed individual participants’ college and career readiness self-efficacy. S.T.A.R.S. was designed to prepare participants for post-secondary education options and career decision-making post-high school. The results of this study and its implications for both counseling and higher education professionals and researchers working with adolescents aging-out of foster care will be shared.