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Better Futures Program

About This Resource

A program designed to help young people in foster care with serious mental health challenges prepare for postsecondary education. The program is rated Effective. Youths who received the intervention had significant improvements on self-determination, mental health empowerment, transition planning, career self-efficacy, hope, barriers to education, postsecondary preparation, and transition planning, but not on quality of life or mental health recovery.

Crime Solutions from National Institute of Justice Registry

Rating: Effective


Cost Information: 

No cost information available

Who This Resource Is For


  • Mental Health
  • Mentoring
  • Support Tier: 

  • Tier 2
  • Age Range: 

  • High
  • Language: 

  • English
  • Ethnicity: 

  • African American/Black
  • American Indian/Alaska Native
  • Asian
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Other
  • Community Type: 

  • Not Specified / Any