Courageous Connection

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Scientific Rating:
Not able to be Rated
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
See descriptions of 3 levels

About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Courageous Connection has been reviewed by the CEBC in the area of: Educational Interventions for Children and Adolescents in Child Welfare, but lacks the necessary research evidence to be given a Scientific Rating.

Target Population: Middle school and high school aged foster youth and foster parents

For children/adolescents ages: 11 – 18

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 11 – 18

Brief Description

The Courageous Connection program is designed to make the administrators, teachers, and other staff members at schools more aware of the foster youth population enrolled and how to better serve these youth. The program also works directly with the youth to provide peer tutoring, peer support, authentic relationships, and access to normalizing activities while focusing on improving the youth’s grades, attendance, and behavior.

Program Goals:

The goals of Courageous Connection are:

  • Educate teachers and administrators on how to better focus on and serve the foster youth population
  • Build and nurture authentic lifelong relationships with youth
  • Provide access to normalizing activities for foster youth while in school
  • Improve the educational, social, and emotional outcomes for youth in foster care
  • Involve caregivers more in the educational life of the youth in their homes as well as provide extra support for those caregivers when dealing with the unique issues that arise with foster youth

Contact Information

Mike Jones, MST
Agency/Affiliation: Courageous Connection
Phone: (916) 477-0890

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: October 2013

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: April 2012

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2012