• Preparation for Adulthood

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Transition Toolkit

Course Summary:

For a youth in foster care, the transition out of care to independence is often difficult, confusing and filled with uncertainty. Being informed and prepared can make a big difference. The FosterClub Transition Toolkit is designed to help teens understand what successful transitioning from foster care means to them, how to prepare ahead of time, the importance of staying on the right course, and what resources, as participants in the foster care system, are available to them. The FosterClub Transition Toolkit is a step by step way for youth aging out of care to develop a transition plan (required by federal law). The Toolkit includes planning worksheets, record keeping, detailed maps and resources on the ten different transition-planning topics.

In this course, you can expect to learn:

  • the role of youth engagement in transition planning
  • the Federal legal/legislative requirements for transition plans
  • what a transition plan should include
  • how to use the FosterClub Transition Toolkit


Take this Course:

Estimated time to complete: 2 hours

A: Watch video of FosterClub Board Member and alumna of foster care Nicole Dobbins:

B: Review Working With Youth to Develop a Transition Plan, from the Child Welfare Information Gateway: CLICK HERE 
C: Review the FosterClub Transition Toolkit. The publication is designed to help foster youth develop a transition plan. As a foster parent, you can introduce a young person to this tool and help them complete it. CLICK HERE (Hint: Keep this pop-up window open, you may want to refer to it during the quiz.)
D: Add your comment on the supportive adult course discussion question: CLICK HERE

Course Discussion Question

What is your foster youth's main concern about leaving care?

  • My foster youth still young, but I'm worry if in the future he will still have this Resource and good to know more about this resource (TransitionToolkit).

    By 1 month 4 days ago
  • Our foster daughter's main concern is that she will a great education to jump start her life. Her grades were poor originally going into high school. She built her GPA back up her junior and senior year. This effort combined with working with colleges and their conditional exceptance programs helped her to be accepted to college - giving her a huge boost to her confidence and believe in herself and her abilities. All her life she was told she wouldn't go to college. Now she wants to help kids like her in the social service program and we have her set with scholarships so that she can someday get her masters degree. Just keep being the person who says "You Go Girl!"

    By 1 month 1 week ago
  • My 18+ foster child's main concern is getting a good jump start on life - including a good support network and someone to be able to fall back on when needed. A phone call or visit at college from a loving and parent-like role model is crucial to helping to feel grounded.

    By 1 month 1 week ago



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More Information

If you would like more information about the FosterClub Transition Toolkit, click here.

FosterClub Transition Toolkit