When foster youth age out of the system, they are often left unprepared and with little to no resources. Due to lack of support, this population is extremely vulnerable to poor outcomes such as homelessness, substance abuse, unplanned pregnancy, and mental health issues. Because youth spend a majority of time in school, school psychologists can play a pivotal role in shaping the futures of transitioning foster youth. This paper looks at the various interventions we can provide within school-based practice using a multi-tiered system of support model.

Strand: F, Topic: 6, Level: I

Ashley Wallace, graduate student, Chapman University.