Transition Age Youth Conference 2018

Transitioning to Brighter Futures: Serving Transition Age Foster Youth in the Child Welfare and Probation Systems


The last two decades have seen an increased focus on the transition to adulthood for youth entering or staying in foster care at older ages, with efforts being made to improve outcomes for this population. This conference provided an opportunity to take an in-depth look at transition age youth programs to celebrate achievements and share best practices, while recognizing the challenges that still exist and offering innovative ideas to address them.  The PowerPoint presentations or slides from our Keynote Speaker and the Learning Sessions are listed below (please note that not all presentations were provided):

Key Note Speaker -  Updates from the California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study (CalYOUTH): Implications for Policy and Practice     

A1. Case Management and Housing - John Burton         
      Case Management and Housing - Urban Institute and Chapin Hall
A2. Social Security Insurance for Transition Age Youth with Special Needs     

A3.  An Alternative to Traditional Systems Change: The Sonoma County Coalition for Foster Youth   

A4.  The Dream Center     
A6.  Accelerating Success for Foster Youth at Community Colleges        

B1.  Los Angeles County Probation: Best Practice Programming to Effectuate Improved Transition Age Youth Educational Success
B2.  Implementing an Effective Peer-to-Peer Advocacy Model in the 18 & Up Court     

B5.  Child and Family Teaming: Engagement and Partnership with Transition Age Youth      

C1.  Beyond SILPs: Housing for Non Minor Dependents     

C3.  Moving Forward with My Own Talents and Strengths    
C4.  Beyond the Safety Net: Promoting Post-Secondary Achievement Among Foster Youth in the Era of Extended Foster Care     

C6.  How the Continuum of Care is Serving Youth with Complex Needs               



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