• December 2013
  • Vol. 14, No. 9

Spotlight on Youth

Of the nearly 400,000 children in foster care in the United States, many are between the ages of 12 and 17. This subsection of the foster care population has unique needs and faces distinct challenges. This month, CBX looks at the programs that monitor youth outcomes and encourage their social and emotional development, a report on one State's work to extend foster care to age 21, and a series of tip sheets for youth on addressing various life transitions.

  • NYTD Implementation Continues
    By Miguel Vieyra, Project Lead, and Elizabeth Mertinko, Senior Project Manager, National Youth in Transition Database As part of the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP), the...
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  • Young Adult Training & Technical Assistance Network
    By Guadalupe Tovar, Program Development Specialist, and Clay Finck, Program Director, National Resource Center for Youth Development Although the youth voice and perspective have become more...
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  • Extending Foster Care to 21 in California
    The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 allows States to extend title IV-E foster care eligibility for youth to age 21. In 2010, California became one of the...
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  • Youth Advice on Staying Connected
    A new video series for youth features at-risk teens sharing their stories and offering advice about successfully transitioning to independent living and staying connected to the people and...
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  • Medicaid to 26 for Youth in Care
    Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), youth aging out of foster care are eligible for retaining healthcare coverage under Medicaid through the age 26. A new issue brief by the State Policy Advocacy...
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  • Tip Sheets for Transitioning Youth
    The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (NCWD) for Youth recently published a series of tip sheets that provide youth with action steps for dealing with various life transitions and...
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  • Exploring, Reducing LGBT Youth Homelessness
    Although the exact number of homeless youth in the United States is difficult to measure, it is estimated that between 2.4 million and 3.7 million children and youth are without homes. The...
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