Utilizing Coaching to Prevent Homelessness Among Transition-Age Youth with Foster Care Historiesclick to download
Since 2013, Colorado’s Department of Human Services (CDHS) Division of Child Welfare has been collaborating with partner agencies to design, implement, and test a model intervention designed to prevent homelessness among youth with current or prior foster care involvement. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau program titled Youth-at-Risk-of-Homelessness (YARH) provided funding.
Through an iterative cycle of design, implementation, testing, and adapting the model intervention, coaching emerged as a core component. This research brief provides an overview of the employed coaching model, and in-depth examples of the practice and impacts of the model in working with at-risk youth. Our brief draws on qualitative data from youth focus groups, in-depth interviews with navigators and their coaching trainer, and observations from navigator workshops.
Issue(s): Child Welfare
Issues & Focus Areas
- Child Support
- Child Welfare
- Early Childhood & Education
- Economic Security & Healthcare
- Father Engagement & Healthy Relationships
- Gender-Based Violence