Meeting the Mental Health Needs of College Students with a Background in Foster Care

Cynthia A. Lietz, Justine R. Cheung

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Abstract

Many colleges and universities are creating campus-based programs to support students with a background in foster care. When considering the histories of trauma experienced by these young people, meeting mental health needs is an important part of a portfolio of services. ASuPIRE is a strengths-based, trauma-informed counseling program that was designed to respond to the unique needs of college students who aged-out and/or experienced foster care at any point across their development. This program can stand alone or can be used to supplement campus-based support programs. This approach, including its theoretical framework and related interventions, will be described. A case study is also provided to illustrate the model for other post-secondary institutions interested in adopting this approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalChild and Adolescent Social Work Journal
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

Keywords

  • College counseling
  • College persistence and attainment
  • Foster Care Alumni (FCA)
  • Mental health and wellbeing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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