Career Learning for Adult Self-Sufficiency (CLASS)

Resources and New Research on Foster Care

Posted by Margaret Lamb - On April 28, 2010 (EST)

Research shows that 20,000 youth age out of foster care annually; many are unprepared for higher education or employment. Several national initiatives focus on improving outcomes for foster youth, including projects funded by the Casey Family Programs initially funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. Research from the Institute for Educational Leadership and Johns Hopkins University will show how youth programs can optimize staffing, youth and employer engagement, and follow-up. This Webinar will discuss the benefits and challenges of working with foster youth (e.g., the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program and the Chafee Education and Training Voucher Program). There will be a Question and Answer session following the presentations by Dorothy Ansell of the National Resource Center for Youth Services; Howard Knoll and Paul Di Lorenzo of Casey Family Programs; and Pam Johnson of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families. The session will highlight public/private partnerships between the Federal government and the Nation's largest operating foundation focused on youth in foster care, the Casey Family Programs.

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