Foster Youth Services Program ResourcesResources related to foster youth service coordinating programs.
American Bar Association Toolkit
Developed by the American Bar Association, this Toolkit provides information for educators on the required elements and best practices regarding school stability for foster youth as outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Assembly Bill 167 Frequently Asked Questions
Common questions about the implementation of the AB 167 graduation requirements for students in foster care who transfer in grades eleven or twelve.
Assembly Bill 379
Legislation to amend Sections 48853, 48853.5, 49069.5, 51225.1, and 51225.2 of, and to amend the heading of Chapter 5.5 (commencing with Section 48850) of Part 27 of Division 4 of Title 2 of, the Education Code, relating to foster youth.
Assembly Bill 490
Legislation that addresses many of the barriers to equal educational opportunities for foster children and youth.
Assembly Bill 490 Frequently Asked Questions
Developed by the California Foster Youth Education Task Force to clarify foster youth's educational rights pursuant to AB 490.
Assembly Bill 854
Legislation that restructures the Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program and places new requirements on current and prospective grantees effective in the 2015–16 fiscal year.
California Blue Ribbon Commission on Children in Foster Care
The charge of the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Children in Foster Care is to provide recommendations to the California Judicial Council on the ways in which the courts and their partners can improve safety, permanency, well-being, and fairness outcomes for children and families.
California Chafee Grant
Provides free money to current or former foster youth to use for career and technical training or college courses.
California Child Welfare Council
The California Child Welfare Council was established by the Child Welfare Leadership and Accountability Act of 2006 (Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 16540 – 16545) and serves as an advisory body responsible for improving the collaboration and processes of the multiple agencies and the courts that serve the children in the child welfare system.
California College Pathways
Web site designed by the John Burton Foundation to help California's foster youth access higher education and their educational goals
Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Foster and Kinship Care Education Program
Provides quality education and support opportunities to caregivers of children and youth in out-of-home care.
Community Care Licensing Search
California Department of Social Service's new database of licensed facilities.
California Department of Social Services, Foster Youth Ombudsman Office
Provides information about the Foster Care Ombudsman Office and various programs and services available to youth in foster care.
California Foster Youth Education Task Force
The California Foster Youth Education Task Force is dedicated to improving educational outcomes for foster youth in California by bringing together subject matter experts representing more than 35 organizations and agencies to engage in cross-systems collaboration. Membership is open to anyone interested in promoting improved educational opportunities and successes for California's foster youth.
California Legislature Bills Information
The full text of bills, resolutions, and constitutional amendments, and their status, history, votes, analyses, and veto messages are available.
California Supplement to the Judicial Checklist
Supplement to Asking the Right Questions: A Judicial Checklist to ensure that the Educational Needs of Children and Youth in Foster Care Are Being Addressed and the Judicial Education Checklist.
California Youth Connection
Current and former foster youth working to improve foster care, educate the public, and policy makers.
Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators
Developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Schools Committee, this Toolkit provides information for educators on the psychological and behavioral impact of trauma on children.
Child Welfare Services/Case Management System (CWS/CMS)
A statewide tool that supports an effective Child Welfare System of services.
Children's Law Center of Los Angeles
California Foster Care Education Law information.
Community College Foundation
Independent living program, campus peer mentoring program, Early Start to emancipation program.
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund Clearinghouse on Foster Youth and Transition
This Clearinghouse offers a variety of selected resources to help foster parents, kincare providers, child welfare workers, educators, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), and other professionals to provide effective services and support for children with disabilities in foster care.
Foster Care Education Fact Sheets (English)
Developed by the California Foster Youth Education Task Force, these fact sheets summarize the laws pertaining to foster youth in California.
Free education resource is staffed by a panel of education experts who can answer programmatic issues with education laws that impact children and youth in foster care
Foster Youth Education Rights | PDF
Foster Youth Education Rights (Spanish) (DOC)
Developed by the California Foster Youth Education Task Force, this wallet-size card summarizes the California Education Code sections pertaining to foster youth.
Foundation for California Community Colleges Foster Youth Services
The Foundation supports programs for foster youth students’ academic and emotional needs.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
U.S. Department of Education free application for federal student aid.
Helping Your Child Succeed in School
An Education Handbook for Parents and Caregivers of Children and Youth in the Foster Care System created by Mental Health Advocacy Services.
Interconnected Systems Framework
Information on the interconnection of PBIS and school mental health systems to improve educational outcomes for all children and youth, especially those with or at risk of developing mental health challenges.
Homeless Children and Youths Resources
The McKinney-Vento Act includes foster youth awaiting placement in a foster or group home in the definition of homeless.
Multi Tiered System of Supports
A framework that aligns Response to Instruction and Intervention with the Common Core State Standards and the systems necessary for academic, behavior, and social success.
National Center for Youth Law
A private, non-profit law office serving the legal needs of children and their families.
Non-Regulatory Guidance: Ensuring Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care
U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Guidance on the Foster Care Provisions in Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015
Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS)
Information on a systems change process for an entire school or district with an underlying theme of teaching behavioral expectations in the same manner as any core curricumum subject.
University of California, Berkeley Center for Social Services Research
Timely and useful data about children in the California Child Welfare System.