Welcome to Oregon's National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) Survey.
Who: Any foster youth who has turned 17 years old within the last 45 days.
Why: The information from this survey will be provided to the state of Oregon to help improve the transitional services for young people aging out of foster care, based on foster youth experiences and perspective.
This survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. The questions on this survey should be answered from YOUR perspective. In other words, you should answer based on what you know at this point in time. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t know some of the answers – this is not a test and you won’t be graded. Please answer what you're comfortable with.
Part of the goal of NYTD is to measure what young people understand about their own situations. However, if you don’t know some of these answers, we encourage you to download a paper version of the survey below and go over it with your caseworker, foster parent, or another supportive adult. This will help you make sure that you understand all of the resources that are available to you.
Also, we created a list of explanations for some of the survey questions that might be confusing so you don't leave questions unanswered. See attachments below.