Resources for Young People in Foster Care

Posted May 1, 2018
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Young people in foster care.

There is no one-size-fits-all for­mu­la for nav­i­gat­ing fos­ter care and adult­hood, but the right infor­ma­tion and expert advice can help.

Below are six online resources, rec­om­mend­ed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Child Wel­fare Strat­e­gy Group, aimed at help­ing fos­ter youth bet­ter under­stand their cir­cum­stances and bet­ter pre­pare for life after care.

Check out…

Every Kid Needs a Fam­i­ly: Advice to My Younger Self
A short video clip fea­tur­ing men and women shar­ing what they learned from their expe­ri­ences in fos­ter care.

The Keys to Your Finan­cial Future
A com­pre­hen­sive — and free — course from the Foun­da­tion’s Jim Casey Youth Oppor­tu­ni­ties Ini­tia­tive designed to help youth make smarter finan­cial deci­sions post-fos­ter care.

A nation­al youth net­work that sup­plies tools, train­ing and sup­port to young peo­ple in fos­ter care so that they can build a brighter future for them­selves and the fos­ter care system.

A quar­ter­ly mag­a­zine packed with inspir­ing and infor­ma­tion­al sto­ries penned by youth in fos­ter care.

Youth in Out-of-Home Care
A web­site ded­i­cat­ed to aid­ing les­bian, gay, bisex­u­al, trans­gen­der and ques­tion­ing (LGBTQ) young peo­ple in out-of-home care. The page links LGBTQ youth to state and nation­al sup­port, a legal assis­tance hot­line, a run­down of their basic rights and more.

Resources for Youth in Transition
A roundup of web­sites devot­ed to sup­port­ing youth who are exit­ing out-of-home care.

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