FosterClub and Juvenile Law Center hosted their third webinar for advocates on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 on outreach, notification & eligibility for young people who are eligible to receive older youth pandemic support.
This webinar covered the following:
Key elements to implementing swiftly and effectively
Outreach and Notification Tools
Models of eligibility confirmation
The purpose of this webinar is to provide tools and resources to states, jurisdictions, and local advocates on best practices to reach, notify and assess the eligibility of young people in and from foster care ages who are eligible to receive older youth pandemic support through Chafee.
Access the handouts and resources shared on the webinar:
1) Children's Bureau Guidance on the Older Youth Pandemic Relief provisions, released January 15th, 2021.
2) Older Youth Pandemic Support Grid a youth-friendly grid of supports to communicate to young people what services are available to them.
3) Older Youth Pandemic Support Outreach Planning Grid provides a template for you to create your own planning document for outreach/marketing to begin implementing the Older Youth Pandemic Relief Act.
4) Youth Flyer Template use this CANVA template to customize for your outreach to young people in and from care on Older Youth Pandemic Relief services and supports available to them.
As a reminder, The Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act (H.R. 7947) became law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act on December 27, 2020 (PL 116-260). This law is intended to bring significant emergency relief to young people in and from foster care. One critical way this relief can be delivered is through direct to youth payments. Read an overview here.
Stay tuned for our Next Webinar Wednesday, February 17th!