FORWARD Program

Note: The FORWARD Program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.

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

About This Program

FORWARD Program 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: Former foster youth, orphans, and wards of the state who desire to pursue higher education

Brief Description

The mission of Sam Houston State University's FORWARD Program is to empower former foster youth, orphans, and wards of the state by providing the support system necessary to pursue higher education and transition smoothly through college. FORWARD serves as a resource to help the student build meaningful relationships within the university and beyond that are important to successful personal and professional achievements.

Education and Training Resources

Publicly available information indicates there is some training available for this program.
See contact info below.

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

This program has been reviewed and it was determined that this program lacks the type of published, peer-reviewed research that meets the CEBC criteria for a scientific rating of 1 – 5. Therefore, the program has been given the classification of "NR - Not able to be Rated." It was reviewed because it was identified by the topic expert as a program being used in the field, or it is being marketed and/or used in California with children receiving services from child welfare or related systems and their parents/caregivers. Some programs that are not rated may have published, peer-reviewed research that does not meet the above stated criteria or may have eligible studies that have not yet been published in the peer-reviewed literature. For more information on the "NR - Not able to be Rated" classification, please see the Scientific Rating Scale.

Child Welfare Outcomes: Not Specified

Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for FORWARD Program.

References

No reference materials are currently available for FORWARD Program.

Contact Information

Agency/Affiliation: Sam Houston State University
Website: www.shsu.edu/forward
Email:
Phone: (936) 294-2269
Fax: (936) 294-2232

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: October 2013

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: March 2016

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2012