A Phenomenological Study of Youth Experiences in Residential Foster Care and their Recommendations for Change
Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
School of Education
Terry Huffman, Ph.D.
Patrick Allen, Ph.D.
Dane Joseph Ph.D.
This dissertation explored the perspectives of young adults who experienced residential foster care and sought their recommendations for improving the care youth receive in residential settings. It consists of personal interviews with three young adults who spent time during their adolescence in residential foster care. Many of the recommendations are in line with existing research. Specific recommendations include: family-like environment, limited number of youth, individual and group support, and family activities.
McCullough, Mary Elizabeth Ann, "A Phenomenological Study of Youth Experiences in Residential Foster Care and their Recommendations for Change" (2017). Doctor of Education (EdD). 98.