This paper describes the process used to adapt an evidence based, prevention-focused parenting program, Staying Connected with Your Teen™, for use with foster teens and their relative or foster caregivers. Foster youth, caregivers and social workers informed the adaptations and identified the need for the development of a trusted connection between foster youth and their caregivers, as well as tools for helping them access community resources, social services, and education supports.
Barkan, S E., Salazar, A. M., Estep, K., Mattos, L. M., Eichenlaub, C., & Haggerty, K. P. (2014. Adapting an evidence based parenting program for child welfare involved teens and their caregivers. Children and Yourth Services Review, 41, 53-61.
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