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College students -- Mental health -- United States, College students -- Mental health services -- United States, Foster children -- Services for, Ex-foster children -- Education, Social work with youth


The current study reports findings from a small randomized controlled trial of Project FUTURES, a post-secondary support and retention program for college students with foster care experience and self-identified mental health concerns. The FUTURES model is adapted from Better Futures, which was a post-secondary access program for high school seniors in foster care with mental health challenges. For Project FUTURES, we tested a selfdetermination skills and post-secondary support curriculum with young people with foster care histories and mental health challenges who are already enrolled in the first two years of college.


A product of the Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures, Portland State University.

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