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Preparation for Adult Living: Supervisor Training and Empowerment Program

PAL-STEP is a 3-year project to develop, implement, evaluate and disseminate a training curriculum for public child welfare supervisors with the intent of increasing knowledge and skills for culturally responsive delivery and management of federal independent living services for youth in foster care. The project was awarded to The University of Houston and The University of Texas at Arlington and funded by a grant awarded by the Administration for Children, Youth and Families, Children's Bureau. This project will maximize for youth in foster care, their successful transition to independent living. The curriculum incorporates the 4 core principles found in successful programs for youth, which include positive youth development, collaboration, cultural competence and permanent connections.

University of Houston The University of Texas at Arlington

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