This report represents the results of an Illinois survey of college students who receive YIC and YIS financial support for college. The results of this study will help to improve educational resources and supports for college- bound students who receive child welfare services.
Dr. Houston, "This study examines the experiences of Illinois foster care alumni who attend college. Based on syntheses of preliminary data, several themes emerged:
Avant, D., Nesbitt, L., & Houston, D. (2015). Cultural Competence: Enhancing Social Work Students’ Competence to Practice with Diverse Populations. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work (manuscript under review).
Houston, D., Adeoye, B., & Oni, A. (2014). Evaluating Health Education Prevention Programs: A Culturally Responsive Model. Evaluation and Program Planning (manuscript under revision).
Houston, D., & Sheridan, K. (2014). Illinois Permanency Enhancement Project: FY 2014 Data Trends. Springfield, IL: Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Houston, D. (2013). Illinois Permanency Enhancement Project: FY 2013 Data Trends. Springfield, IL: Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Houston, D. (2012). Illinois Permanency Enhancement Project: FY 2012 Data Trends. Springfield, IL: Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Ryan, S., Houston, D., Harris, G., Brown, D., Smith, S., & Howard, J. (2011). Open adoptions in child welfare: social worker and foster parent attitudes. Public Child Welfare, 5(4), 445-466.
Houston, D., & Adeoye, B., (2010). Understanding the challenges of the U.S. foster care System: lessons learned from agency practitioners and court officials. European Journal of Social Sciences, 15(3), 340-353.
Adeoye, B., Adeoye, F., & Houston, D. (2010). Adoption and utilization of information communication technologies among families in Lagos, Nigeria. International Journal on Computer Science and Engineering, 2(7), 2302-2308.