11/19

Thursday, November 19, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Live Webinar

Past Event :: Strategies for Supporting Young People Transitioning Out of Foster Care Webinar Series

Results from the Chafee Education and Training Voucher Evaluation

Join the Urban Institute to discuss the results of an evaluation of the Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) program in 10 states. Many young people leaving foster care strive to earn a college degree but need support to do so. The Chafee ETV program offers youth currently or formerly in foster care financial supports to pursue postsecondary education or vocational training. Our conversation will focus on results from analyzing administrative data in the 10 states, including characteristics of young people who receive ETVs, how and where ETVs are used, and educational outcomes.  

 

Speakers

  • Devlin Hanson, Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute
  • Mike Pergamit, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Kate Thomas, Research Analyst, Urban Institute

 

Materials

 
ABOUT THE STRATEGIES FOR SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE TRANSITIONING OUT OF FOSTER CARE WEBINAR SERIES

Many programs help young people transitioning out of foster care find stable employment and pursue postsecondary education. However, little is known about these programs and their effectiveness. In this webinar series, the Urban Institute and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, with from funding the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, are sharing findings from recent evaluations and discussing new research on these programs to address the critical knowledge gap. We encourage practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and others supporting young people currently or formerly in foster care to join us.

 

UPCOMING WEBINARS IN THE SERIES

  • Results from a Formative Evaluation of Two Employment Programs for Young People Transitioning Out of Foster Care – Early 2021.
  • Employment Programs for Young People Transitioning Out of Foster Care: Implications of Different Program Types – Early 2021.
     

Funding for this event was provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. For more on Urban’s funding policies, go to urban.org/fundingprinciples.

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