Resources address ways to help transitioning youth receive appropriate job training, learn job application and interviewing skills, and maintain a rewarding career. Resources include State and local examples.
Employment Transition Plan for Foster Youth: A Collaborative Model of Practice (PDF - 4,198 KB)
San Francisco State University
Presents an amended employment transition plan to prepare youth aging out of foster care for the workforce.
Foster Care Transition Toolkit (PDF - 1,843 KB)
U.S. Department of Education (2016)
Provides information to older youth transitioning out of foster care. This guide includes a chapter dedicated to guiding youth in finding job and career support.
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Supporting Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care, Issue Brief 3: Employment Program
Edelstein & Lowenstein (2015)
Discusses the importance of employment services for youth currently or formerly in foster care, as well as the types of programs and services offered in this area.
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Child Welfare Information Gateway
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Foster Youth Help
Discussing job-training programs for current and former foster youth aged 14–21 in California.
Foster Youth and the Workforce: Next Steps
Center for an Urban Future
Presents a series of recommendations to engage and prepare foster youth in the job market before they age out of care.
Foster Youth in Transition: Employment
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Provides a list of Michigan-based jobs for foster youth transitioning out of care as well as resources to support youth in applying and interviewing for jobs.
Helping Youth Transition From Out-of-Home Care to Adulthood: Best Practice Guide (PDF - 832 KB)
Minnesota Department of Human Services (2017)
Provides caseworkers with information and resources to assist youth in foster care with obtaining the necessary documents as dictated by Minnesota State law, including a high school diploma, health care coverage, and a means of transportation.
HI H.O.P.E.S. Initiative
Epic Ohana, Inc.
Details public and private partnership in Hawaii that promote youth engagement and community partnerships to help youth transitioning from foster care.
Joining the Military: A Guide to Assist Youth in Foster Care and Their Caregivers in Navigating the Military Enlistment Process
Children’s Bureau & National Resource Center for Youth Development (2014)
Explains important considerations for older youth considering enlistment after aging out of foster care.