Wed, Apr 21|
Connected After Care: The Role of Youth Characteristics, Policies, and Programs in Postsecondary Education & Employment
Dr. Jennifer Geiger and Dr. Nathanael Okpych
Time & Location
Apr 21, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
About the event
Our April webinar will be held Wednesday, April 21, 2021, noon-1pm Pacific time (3-4pm Eastern time). The presenters will be Dr. Jennifer Geiger (Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois Chicago) and Dr. Nathanael Okpych (University of Connecticut School of Social Work). Their presentation is entitled, “Connected After Care: The Role of Youth Characteristics, Policies, and Programs in Postsecondary Education and Employment Outcomes for Youth with Foster Care Histories.” This presentation will discuss findings from a study using data from the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) that examined the roles that state-level policies and programs (e.g., tuition waivers, extended foster care, ETV, Chafee funding), youth-level participation in programs and services (e.g., financial assistance and education and employment training), and youth characteristics (e.g., gender, race, disability status) play in connectedness to education and employment at age 21 among youth with foster care histories.