Helping Youth Prepare for the Transition to Adulthood
- Preparation for Adulthood
For teenagers who have been living in foster care, the transition to adulthood presents many new and often daunting experiences. This course provides foster parents with guidance on how to help youth and emerging adults build a foundation for a successful transition to adult life outside of foster care.
In this course, you can expect to learn:
Unique challenges for youth exiting foster care
Adolescent development and changes in the brain
Laws and programs to support transitioning youth
The critical role of foster parents
Tools to empower foster youth to prepare for the transition to adulthood
Take this Course:
Estimated time to complete: 1.5 hours
A: Read this FosterClub Real Story written by Shawn Denise Semelsberger. She provides youth perspective about aging out of foster care unprepared: CLICK HERE
B: FosterClub recommends foster youth do 21 things before they transition out of care to make sure they have a successful journey to independence. Read the "it's T time" to become familiar with steps foster youth should take before they leave foster care: CLICK HERE
C: Read this Real Story written by Ricky Ballesteros, he provides valuable youth perspective about why transition planning is important: CLICK HERE
D: Review Helping Youth Transition to Adulthood: Guidance for Foster Parents, from the Child Welfare Information Gateway: CLICK HERE (Hint: Keep this pop-up window open, you may want to refer to it during the quiz.)
E: Add your comment to the supportive adult course discussion question: CLICK HERE
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