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You Gotta Believe


Mentoring Programs, Parental Supports and community connections, Parenting Skills - Training and Enhancement, Recruitment and Retention, Pre and Post Adoption Program

Program/Intervention Description

Ongoing Support for Teens and Families before, during, and after the matching process. Monthly in-service trainings for foster and adoptive parents, in-person and telephone coaching, and mentoring with experienced adoptive parents who for support during crisis. Serve children ages 10 to 21 through targeted recruitment and specialized casework.

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)

6-12, 13-17

Program Goals/Outcomes

To eliminate youth "aging out" of foster care through establishing a connection to a lifelong parent through recruitment, education, and support.

QIC Target Group

Pre -Target 1

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 1: Designed for Adoption or Guardianship

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 5: Better Practice

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Email site


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