Fostering Panther Pride: Collaboration on Supporting Success for Former Foster Youth and Homeless Students in College
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About the Event
The presenters will be Dr. Sonja Montas-Hunter, Ana Ramos, MSW, Hui Huang, PhD, MSW, and Sofia B. Fernandez, PhD, MSW, from Florida International University. Their presentation, entitled Fostering Panther Pride: Collaboration on Supporting Success for Former Foster Youth and Homeless Students in College, will introduce the Fostering Panther Pride (FPP) program, a campus support program at Florida International University (FIU). Launched in 2013, FPP has been serving FIU students from three types of backgrounds: former foster youth, adoptees from the Florida State DCF, and students with homeless experience. This presenters include program administrators and researchers. They will present information on the funding mechanism of FPP, its service components, findings from their evaluation research, and continuous collaborations between program administrators and researchers.