Development of an Intervention Model to Improve Educational Outcomes of Youth in Foster Care by Decreasing Runaway Behavior (RUN Grant)
- Kimberly Crosland, PhD, BCBA
Institute for Educational Sciences
RUN Grant is developing an intervention model for decreasing runaway behavior of youth in foster care and improving educational outcomes.
- To develop an assessment tool to help determine the reasons youth runaway from placements.
- To develop an effective intervention model to decrease running and improve educational outcomes.
- To improve collaboration between the child welfare system and the educational system.
- Improve school district capacity for implementing the Discovery process with transition-age youth in Florida schools with fidelity to the model.
- Conducted field study with 20 youth in foster care with histories of running away.
- Trained caseworkers and group home staff to conduct interviews and develop interventions for youth in field study.
- Conducted data analysis and evaluation from field study.