Fostering Healthy Futures

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Program/Intervention Name

Fostering Healthy Futures


Mentoring Programs, Social/emotional functioning

Program/Intervention Description

What: Fostering Healthy Futures® (FHF) is a positive youth development program for preadolescent youth, ages 9 to 11, with a history of placement in out-of-home care.  How: The program uses a combination of screening assessments, individual mentoring, and group-based skills training to promote healthy development and reduce risk factors for adverse outcomes. The group size of 8-10 youth, meets for up to 30 weeks, for 1.5 hours each meeting.

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)


Program Goals/Outcomes

Healthy relationships with peers and adults, Positive attitudes about self and future, Skills for regulating behavior and coping adaptively, Better mental health functioning.

QIC Target Group

Pre -Target 1

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 2: Adapted for Adoption or Guardianship
LEVEL 4: Foster Care

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 2: Supported by Research

Intervention Web Site/URL

Contact Person/Purveyor

Heather Taussig, PhD


University of Denver

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(303) 871-2937

External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)