Educational Support Interventions, Interventions, Peer associations/relationships
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)
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
External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)
- California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse: www.cebc4cw.org/program/courageous-connection/detailed
- Purveyor Information Sheet: Courageous-Connection-Intervention.pdf