Preparing Teens for Postsecondary Education
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Attending college or other postsecondary education can be a challenge for any person. However, children in care face unique educational challenges as a result of the complex trauma they have experienced and a lack of resources and support. This course explores how resource parents can help youth in grades 6 to 10 overcome obstacles, prepare for postsecondary education, and achieve their educational and career goals.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • understand the unique educational challenges youth in foster care face
  • understand how to help youth plan for postsecondary education
  • understand the difference between fixed mindset and growth mindset
  • describe the five stages of changing a behavior
  • identify a variety of educational pathways, including 4-year universities, 2-year community colleges, and vocational training programs
  • know the education planning milestones for middle schoolers, 9th graders, and 10th graders


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This class explores how to prepare youth in grades 6 to 10 for postsecondary education, including:

  • challenges to education for youth in care

  • stages of change

  • educational pathways

  • education planning milestones


4 credit hours,
$20.00 per person