Preparing Foster Youth for the Future
Transitioning to adulthood and independence is exciting for every youth but can also be daunting and uncertain. This checklist is designed as a guide to identify the youth's assists and anticipate the challenges they will face transitioning into adulthood. Transition planning should be regularly revisited and revised and directed by the youth.
Louisiana CASA has developed a Transition Planning & Support Checklist to help CASA volunteers create a successful transition plan for their CASA youth. Use this checklist to keep track of the things your youth has already established and what else needs to be done.
Included in the Transition Planning & Support Checklist is a page dedicated to meeting dates and notes. Set up meeting times to ensure that your CASA youth is regularly checking-in and on the path towards success.
2022 YTP Training
Below you will find the slides from the 2022 YTP Training hosted by Louisiana CASA. Kathleen Stewart Richey and Kayana "Keedy" Bradley go over the purpose of YTP, what to include in a plan, and additional resources.
Youth Transition Planning Resources
The Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative makes Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) assistance available to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) in partnership with Public Child Welfare Agencies (PCWAs) Accessing the public housing vouchers depends on DCFS working in conjunction with HUD. Learn more here.
Legal Issues: In Becoming an Adult the Louisiana State Bar Association answers general legal questions for youth on the rights and responsibilities of becoming an adult
DCFS Youth Links: General information on services available to youth transitioning out of foster care