At the College of Social Work (CoSW), we are dedicated to actualizing our commitment to support adoptive and foster families through rigorous research and cutting-edge programming.
With these families in mind, the CoSW’s Training Resource Center (TRC) and Adoption Support for Kentucky (ASK) are launching two ASK Teens Virtual Reality Support Groups. These groups are statewide support groups for teens ages 14-17 who are currently in foster care. One of the groups is specifically targeted to support LGBTQ+ teens in foster care and the other is a general support group for teens in foster care.
The groups will be co-facilitated by both licensed clinicians and former foster youth. Facilitators will harness the power of virtual reality to create a safe, compassionate environment for teens to share with one another and receive peer support. All necessary equipment will be provided for the teens to participate in the virtual support group. Participants are also eligible to receive a financial incentive upon completing a six-session support group series and providing feedback.