March 2014Vol. 15, No. 3Fostering Connections Training
In 2010, California became one of the first States to take advantage of the provision set forth under the Federal Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 allowing States to extend title IV-E foster care eligibility for youth to age 21. To support implementation of the State's legislation (AB 12), the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) has developed a variety of training resources arranged by audience type. CalSWEC also produced a suggested training plan to help users identify the proper order for using the materials.
Fostering Connections After 18 (AB 12) Training Resources are available on CalSWEC's website:
In the December 2013 issue, Children's Bureau Express featured a report exploring California's planning process and implementation of its Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act. For more information, read "Extending Foster Care to 21 in California."