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AB12: The Fostering Connection to Success Act: Supporting Youth to Successful Transitions from Foster Care
Level: Advanced Practice – Lineworker, supervisor, manager
Intended Audience: New and experienced lineworkers, supervisors and managers
The trainee will recognize the following goals for working with non-minor dependent
a. Assisting youth in developing and maintaining permanent connections
b. Engaging youth in the development of Transitional Independent Living
c. Engaging youth in the development of Mutual Agreements
d. Shifting roles to allow increased autonomy and independence
- The trainee will recognize the role of the social worker in court hearings and administrative reviews for non-minor dependent youth.
- The trainee will recognize the provisions for exiting extended foster care and reentering extended foster care.
- The trainee will recognize the grievance and fair hearing process for non-minor dependent youth.
- The trainee will value the increasing independence and autonomy of youth in extended foster care.
- The trainee will value the role of the social worker as a support person rather than a decision maker for non-minor dependent youth in extended foster care.
- Review of Developmental Domains
- Review of California Fostering Connections Success Act
- Adolescent and Emerging Adult Development
- Impact of Foster Care: Loss and Complex Trauma
- Pathways of Resilience
- Addressing Issues of Extending Foster Care Beyond Age 18
- Participatory Case Planning
Independent Living Skills & Youth