Youth who emancipate from foster care without permanent connections are at increased risk for adverse outcomes in adulthood. View these statistics to see the impact that relational connections have on improving long-term well-being for children and youth in foster care and the importance of providing concrete supports, appropriate interventions, and opportunities for youth. Find more key facts and ways to raise awareness in this year's outreach toolkit
Fostering Youth Transitions 2023: State and National Data to Drive Foster Care Advocacy
Learn more about the experiences of teenagers and young adults in out-of-home care from all 50 States. The brief includes an analysis of over 15 years of comprehensive data.
Integrating Positive Youth Development and Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Approaches Across the Child Welfare and Justice Systems
Explore why the child welfare system needs to emphasize positive youth development. This report provides guidance on using a strengths-based framework to support youth involved in the child welfare system.
John H. Chaffee Foster Care for Successful Transition to Adulthood Program Resource List
Find resources to offer better support to young people's transitional needs for independent living, including education, employment, financial management, housing, emotional support, and connections to caring adults.
Promoting Supportive, Lasting Adult Connections for Older Youth in Foster Care
Learn how permanency pacts can be used to increase permanency by strengthening and formalizing existing relationships between a youth and a close adult.
Using What We Know to Better Support Transition-Aged Youth in Foster Care
Explore ways the child welfare system can serve transition-age youth, including through building relationships, supporting young people, and reimagining transition services to include a continuum of supports and resources until at least age 26.
Embracing a Youth Welfare System
Provides information about the Youth Welfare approach and tools that agencies and others working with youth in care can use to build their knowledge and skills. The Youth Welfare approach focuses on agencies shifting from a child-focused system to a ...Read More