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Foster Youth Services Program Resources

Resources related to foster youth service coordinating programs.

AB 2083 TA LetterExternal link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
This letter describes the new state technical assistance process to assist county and local agencies serving multi-system involved children and families pursuant to AB 2083 (Chapter 815, 2018).

American Bar Association Toolkit External link opens in new window or tab.
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 External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
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 External link opens in new window or tab.
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 490External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Legislation that addresses many of the barriers to equal educational opportunities for foster children and youth.

Assembly Bill 490 Frequently Asked Questions External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Developed by the California Foster Youth Education Task Force to clarify foster youth's educational rights pursuant to AB 490.

Assembly Bill 854 External link opens in new window or tab.
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 External link opens in new window or tab.
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 Foster Youth Education Task Force External link opens in new window or tab.
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 External link opens in new window or tab.
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 External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
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 External link opens in new window or tab.
Current and former foster youth working to improve foster care, educate the public, and policy makers.

Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
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) External link opens in new window or tab.
A statewide tool that supports an effective Child Welfare System of services.

Children's Law Center of Los Angeles External link opens in new window or tab.
California Foster Care Education Law information.

Community College Foundation External link opens in new window or tab.
Independent living program, campus peer mentoring program, Early Start to emancipation program.

COVID-19 Foster Youth Resources
Information and resources regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and California's Foster Youth.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund Clearinghouse on Foster Youth and Transition External link opens in new window or tab.
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 External link opens in new window or tab.
Developed by the California Foster Youth Education Task Force, these fact sheets summarize the laws pertaining to foster youth in California.

FosterEd Connect External link opens in new window or tab.
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
Summary of the California Education Code sections pertaining to foster youth developed by the California Foster Youth Education Task Force.

Wallet-size card developed by the California Foster Youth Education Task Force summarizing the California Education Code sections pertaining to foster youth available in English and Spanish.

Foundation for California Community Colleges Foster Youth Services External link opens in new window or tab.
The Foundation supports programs for foster youth students’ academic and emotional needs.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) External link opens in new window or tab.
U.S. Department of Education free application for federal student aid.

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 External link opens in new window or tab.
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 External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
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

University of California, Berkeley Center for Social Services Research External link opens in new window or tab.
Timely and useful data about children in the California Child Welfare System.

Questions: Integrated Student Support and Programs Office | FOSTERYOUTH@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0836 
Last Reviewed: Thursday, July 02, 2020
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