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Improving Health and Development of Foster Adolescents: The Foster Youth Health Project

The purpose of this longitudinal study was to test a collaborative intervention with advanced practice nurses and community volunteers to improve physical health, mental health and developmental outcomes of adolescents in foster care. The project is in the data analysis and dissemination phase.

Susan Kools
Steven M. Paul
Erica Monasterio

R01 NR008243  (2003-2010)

Published Results: 

Gramkowski, B., Kools, S., Paul, S., Boyer, C. B., & Monasterio, E. (2009). Health risk behavior of youth in foster care. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 22(2), 77-85. PMID: 19490278

Kools, S., Paul, S., Norbeck, J., & Robbins, N. (2009). Dimensions of health in young people in foster care. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 21(2), 221-233. PMID: 19702202