Monday, August 17, 2009

Emotional Resiliency Resources while pursuing Higher Ed

Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Former Foster Youth in Campus Support Programs,
December 2, 2008.

California College Pathways conducted a web seminar to provide ongoing learning opportunities and resources for professionals working with current and former foster youth. Mental health experts from Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside discussed the relationship between mental health support and educational attainment for foster youth in higher education. They shared their evidence-based approach to addressing the mental health needs of former foster youth on campus.

Information provided in the training included:
- Issues foster youth present when transitioning into college.
- Strategies for working with foster care with mental health needs (e.g. medication management, therapy).
- Signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety.
- How to refer a student psychological services.
- Types of counseling and support resources are available on college campuses


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