Foster SCHOLARSHIP

The Foster Scholars are committed to transforming the narrative and outcomes for college-going foster youth through practice, research, and advocacy. Below you will find recent presentations, public scholarship, and publications.

FORTHCOMING:

Bennett, J., Unrau, Y. A., Gray, L. & Dawson A. (in press). A coaching model to support college students from foster care. Relational Child and Youth Care Practice.


Gamez, S.I. & Lopez, K. (Accepted). Fostering success: Programs and practices to serve college-going foster youth on campus. In G. Martin and S. Ardoin (Eds.), Social Class Supports: Examples of Programs and Practices to Serve Poor and Working-Class Students in Higher Education. Stylus Publishing.

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS:

Bennett, J. (2015, October). Exposure gaps among students from foster care. El Paso, TX: Texas REACH Annual Conference.

 

Gamez, S.I., Lopez K.L., & Chambers, D., (2017, October). Mindfulness practice & taking care of you. Los Angeles, CA: 2017. California College Pathways - Blueprint for Success Conference.

 

Crane, M., & Gamez, S.I., (2019, October). Foster youth serving foster youth. Los Angeles, CA: 2019. California College Pathways - Blueprint for Success Conference.

Hoffman, A. E. (2020, February). Fostering Risk or Resilience: A critical discourse analysis of campus-based support for students with Experience in Foster Care. Washington, D.C.: National Conference for Engaged Scholarship on Foster Alumni.

Hoffman, A. E. (2019 November). Critical discourse analysis of campus based support for students with experience in foster care. Portland, OR,  Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.

Hoffman, A. E. (2018 November) Critical Discourse Analysis for Students with Experience in Foster Care. Tampa, FL: 2018Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.

 

Gamez S.I., Hoffman, A. E., & Whitman, K. L., (2019, March). It takes a village: family privilege and its impact on college-going foster youth. Los Angeles, CA: 2019  Annual Conference for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).  

Gamez, S.I., & Bostic, M.D.,  (2019, March). Fostering success for college-going foster youth: Transitioning to college and beyond. Los Angeles, CA: 2019 Annual Conference for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). 

 

Lopez, K. & Gamez, S.I., (2020, February). A faith-based perspective: Serving college-going foster youth on campus. Riverside, CA: National Association of Christian Social Workers State Conference. 

 

Lopez, K., Amechi, M. H., Whitman, K. L., Hoffman, A. E., Bennett, J., Sarubbi, M., & Gamez, S.I., (2018, November). Understanding family privilege: Fostering inclusive postsecondary environments for alumni of foster care. Tampa, FL: 2018 Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.  

 

Lopez, K., Whitman, K., & Velez Young-Alfaro, M. (2017, November). Foster care alumni and family privilege: Perspectives and practices inside college programs. Houston, TX: 2017 Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. 

 

Sarubbi, M. (November 2017). Foster Care Alumni in Higher Education: Navigating Systems of Marginality and Persistence. Association for the Study of Higher Education. Houston, TX.


Sarubbi, M., Kiyama, J., & Harper, C. (November 2016). Ideologies of Invisibility Impacting Diverse Families in Parent and Family Orientation Initiatives, Association for the Study of Higher Education. Washington, DC.

PUBLIC SCHOLARSHIP:

Bennett, J. (2016). Supporting students from foster care in the seven life domains. Webinar. Presented with Fostering Success Michigan. Retrieved from http://fosteringsuccessmichigan.com/library/fsm-webinar-understanding-the-7-life-domains-as-a-framework-for-student-suc

Bennett, J., Hoffman, A. E., Lopez, K., & Tinker, B. (2018) Fostering inclusion: Campus mentoring programs for students from foster care. Presented with Fostering Success Michigan. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D30IxSD1JXs&feature=youtu.be

Gamez, S. I. (2018, November 20). College foster youth, family privilege and the holidays [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.naspa.org/constituent-groups/posts/college-foster-youth-family-privilege-and-the-holidays

Hoffman, A. E. (2020). Foster care as child protection: A critical historical review of the foster care system - child protection for whom? Retrieved from https://www.sutori.com/story/foster-care-as-child-protection--CF8SMqdF1TudYw1KRj2WeK2T

Hoffman, A. E. (2018, March 5). From Foster Care to College: Finding a Family on Campus. Philadelphia, PA: 2018 Annual Conference for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). [Video File].  Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eum76H7hN_w&feature=emb_logo

Hoffman, A. E. (2018, March 5). The trouble with where I'm from. [NASPA Socioeconomic & Class Issues in Higher Education Knowledge Community Blog Post]. Retrieved from https://www.naspa.org/blog/the-trouble-with-where-i-m-from

Lopez, K. (2020, February. 12). Black foster youth lives matter.  [NASPA Socioeconomic & Class Issues in Higher Education Knowledge Community Blog Post]. Retrieved from https://www.naspa.org/blog/black-foster-youth-lives-matter
 

Parker, E. & Sarubbi, M. (2017). How Can State Policies Help Foster Youth Transition to College. Fostering Families Today, July 2017, 21-24. Retrieved from https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED573294.pdf

Sarubbi, M. (May 25, 2017). Three States and a Snapshot of Their 2017 Legislative Actions Supporting Foster. Education Commission of the States. Retrieved from https://ednote.ecs.org/three-states-and-a-snapshot-of-their-2017-actions-supporting-foster-youth/

Sarubbi, M. (August 4, 2017). Policies to Support the Postsecondary Success for Foster Youth. Education Commission of the States. Retrieved from https://ednote.ecs.org/policies-to-support-the-postsecondary-success-for-foster-youth/

 

TEDx Talk (2018, November 26). The Trauma of Being Black in Foster Care - Kizzy Lopez. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_Q1idxiEnw&t=326s

PUBLICATIONS:

Gamez, S. I. (2017). Moving in, moving through, and moving out: The transitional experiences of foster youth college students (Publication No. 10285525) [Doctoral dissertation, California State University Long Beach]. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.

 

Lopez, K. (2018). Understanding retention among college-going foster youth through policy and practice. Doctoral dissertation, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA. 

 

Lopez, K. & Duran, B. (2016). Transitional age foster youth–Getting them into and through college. Fresno, CA: Central Valley Higher Education Consortium.  

 

Sarubbi, M. (2019). Five Things Student Affairs Professionals Can Do To Support Foster Care Alumni. Five Things E Book, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). Retrieved from https://www.naspa.org/book/five-things-student-affairs-professionals-can-do-to-better-support-foster-care-alumni

 

Sarubbi, M., Parker, E., & Sisneros, L. (2017). Building Policy Momentum Across States to Strengthen Foster Youth Support in Postsecondary Education. Education Commission of the States. Retrieved from https://www.ecs.org/building-policy-momentum-for-foster-youth-support-in-postsecondary-education/

 

Sarubbi, M., Parker, E, & Sponsler, B. (2016). Strengthening Policies for Foster Youth Postsecondary Attainment. Education Commission of the States. Retrieved from https://www.ecs.org/strengthening-policies-for-foster-youth-postsecondary-attainment/

Unrau, Y. A., Dawson, A., Hamilton, R. D., & Bennett, J. L. (2017). Perceived value of a campus-based college support program by students who aged out of foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 78(May), 64–73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.05.011


 

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