Publications from the Seita Scholars Program
- Unrau, Y.A., Font, S.A., & Rawls, G. (in press). Readiness for college engagement among students who have aged out of foster care. Children and Youth Services Review.
- Unrau, Y.A., Hamilton, R, & Putney, K. (2010). The challenge of retaining college students who grew up in foster care. Retention Success, April, 1-5.
- Unrau, Y.A. (2010). From foster care to college: The Seita Scholars Program at Western Michigan University. Reclaiming Children and Youth, 20(2), 17-20.
Webinar from the Seita Scholars Program
On this Webinar, presenters shared an overview of the background of foster care challenges and program start up at WMU, their strategies for building campus-based support services for foster youth and building a community of scholars among foster youth in college. Out of their lessons learned over the past four years, best practices for engaging foster youth in academics and campus activity were identified. Seita scholars who are former foster youth shared their perspectives on the challenges of attending college that are unique to foster youth, what works, and what doesn’t. Presenters included :
- Yvonne Unrau, Ph.D., Founding Director, Seita Scholars Program, Professor of Social Work
- Jamie Crandell, M.S.W., Seita Campus Coach, Foster Care Alum
- Carlos Daniels, Sophomore (Communications), 1st Year Seita Scholar
- Anthony Ashman, Sophomore (Criminal Justice), 2nd Year Seita Scholar
- Josie Graham, Junior (Social Work), 4th Year Seita Scholar
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