Continuing Ed: Feeling Connected & Empowered: Protective Experiences for Youth in Care
Please join us for this presentation and discussion of practice and policy implications. The Texas Youth Permanency Study follows a cohort of youth in foster care as they enter adulthood. By examining their experiences and trajectories we seek to find new ways of understanding the factors that allow youth in foster care to thrive in young adulthood. We will share findings from year one of the five-year longitudinal study and focus on the youths’ sense of connectedness at school and with their peers, their participation in case and permanency planning, and their understanding of healthy relationships.