Guide to Mapping Community Assets for Transitioning Youth

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Fostering Connections Resource Center, Connected by 25, The Finance Project

April 22, 2010

Summary

This guide arms leaders with the tools and know-how necessary for mapping community resources that can benefit young people exiting foster care. It is packed with practical tips, including initial questions to ask, who to involve in the mapping process and what the final product will look like. 

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Key Takeaway

Young adults in foster care need all the help they can get on their rough road to independence

The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act requires states to help young adults develop a personalized, self-directed transition plan during their final 90 days in foster care. This plan should address an individual’s options in key areas, such as housing, education and employment, to create a smooth and successful passage to adulthood.   

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