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Fostering Healthy Futures for Teens

Does the Fostering Healthy Futures for Teens mentoring program enhance positive development and reduce delinquency among youth involved in the child welfare system?

This randomized clinical trial studies the effects of the Fostering Healthy Futures for Teens mentoring program. The program pairs youth involved with the child welfare system with graduate student mentors who meet weekly to build relationships, develop skills and broaden youth opportunities in their communities. The study assesses outcomes via interviews with youth pre-, post- and at follow up and through collection of public court filing data.