Courageous Connection

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Program/Intervention Name

Courageous Connection


Educational Support Interventions, Interventions, Peer associations/relationships

Program/Intervention Description

What: 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. How: The program 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. All services are provided in the school setting with coordination with the child's caregiver.

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)

13-17, >17

Program Goals/Outcomes

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.

QIC Target Group

Pre -Target 1

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 4: Foster Care

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 5: Better Practice

Intervention Web Site/URL

Contact Person/Purveyor

Mike Jones


Courageous Connection

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(916) 477-0890

External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)