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There is no master playbook for foster parenting, but the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Child Welfare Strategy Group has identified 10 online resources aimed at helping caregivers succeed in this critical role. (Author abstract)
This tip sheet will provide caregivers with ways to be the support system that a child in foster care needs to help them develop the critical relationship skills necessary for future stability, healthy decision making, and overall growth.
This report discusses the outcomes of Connecticut foster youth who have recently aged out of care and discusses the economic environment they face due to their low levels of educational attainment. The authors share research regarding the vulnerability of “emerging...
This tip sheet from the Capacity Building Center for States provides examples of LGBTQ Youth Normalcy considerations for child welfare service providers.
Having the Normalcy Conversation: A Guide for Discussing Developmentally Appropriate Services for Children, Youth, and Young Adults in Foster Care introduces and defines “normalcy” and surrounding concepts and describes their importance for young people currently and formerly in foster care. The...
If you’re a youth in foster care, you probably know social media can help you stay in touch with friends and express yourself. But did you know it can also put you at risk? This tip sheet can help you use social media safely. (Author abstract)
This brochure is for youth in foster care and it is designed to help them think carefully about sex, health, and relationships. It provides resources that will give them support and information that will help them when making important decisions about their lives.
The Child Welfare League of America standards for transition, independent living, and self-sufficiency (TILSS) services outline best practices for preparing foster youth for adulthood. The organization promotes a positive youth development approach to help children and teens become productive...