PASS Pathway for Academic Stability and SUCCESS. Dr. Bibhuti Sar, Principal Investigator; Dr. Becky Antle, Evaluator, Dr. Collins-Camargo, Team Leader; Dr. Emma Sterrett, Team Leader; Ramie Martin-Galijatovic, Program Infrastructure Coordinator; Jim Guinn, Research Assistant.
Dr. Bibhuti Sar, Principal Investigator; Dr. Becky Antle, Evaluator,
Dr. Collins-Camargo, Team Leader; Dr. Emma Sterrett, Team Leader; Ramie Martin-Galijatovic, Program Infrastructure Coordinator;
Jim Guinn, Research Assistant
Raymond A Kent School of Social Work
▪Founded in 1918 and for over 100 years has maintained a close working relationship with the practice community and the region’s human service needs
▪ Offers BSW, MSSW, and PhD degrees
▪ One of the highest producers of funding for research per faculty member in the University - approximately $4-5 million per year, with a total portfolio of about $15 million to support research and training
Targeting 100 foster youth in 6th through 8th grade in Louisville (Jefferson County), KY who have been placed in Out of Home Care.
The evaluation will operate at multiple levels including:
▪ Needs Assessment
▪ Process Evaluation
▪ Training Evaluation
▪ Outcomes Evaluation
▪ Significant emphasis will be placed on analyzing policies, procedures practices of each agency regarding the education of foster youth, and the interagency coordination and communication with an eye to determining gaps
▪ New infrastructure and procedures will be developed and approval secured within individual systems during the course of the project which will drive the day-to-day work of practitioners in child welfare, education and the courts. No infusion of funds will be required to support these changes
▪The role of the educational navigators can absorbed into existing systems should the evaluation demonstrate their value in promoting desired educational outcomes for foster youth
▪Trainings will be embedded within existing training systems in the child welfare, education, and judiciary trainings.