Transitioning out of foster care can be a scary journey if you are not prepared. FosterClub recommends these 21 things every foster youth should do before they exit out of care in order to be prepared and have a successful transition to independence.
There is limited research on the number of LGBTQ youth living in foster care or waiting to be adopted from foster care. But, Human Rights Campaign points out that the research that is available has consistently shown that “LGBTQ youth are over represented among the foster care population.” These at-risk youth face bias and discrimination within their daily lives and the foster care system. All LGBTQ youth need care, support and love from their friends, school, community and family. If these youth are in the foster care system, they need foster parents and/or adoptive parents who will welcome them into their homes for who they are and support them as they grow.
The page is intended to hold various promotional communication material that the California Department of Social Services has created to promote the FURS to Caregivers and Youth.
Foster Youth Education Best Practice Guide
This document provides state by state information on implementation of intensive care coordination using a wraparound approach for children and youth with complex mental and substance use disorders.