Child Welfare

Youth Formerly in Foster Care Help Create Federal Foster Care Transition Toolkit

Being a youth in foster care can be difficult. Some youth in foster care often experience trauma before entering into the foster care system. Once youth enter foster care, there are often a lack sufficient role models and resources are either scarce or spread out. Gaining access to information about even the simplest things, like opening a bank account, can be a real hurdle. That’s why the recently released Foster Care Transition Toolkit is so important.

Resource: Reunification: Bringing Your Children Home From Foster Care

This factsheet for families provides an overview of the reunification process, including what parents can expect while their children are in foster care, what they can do to help their children return home, and what to expect after children return home.

Resource: Celebrating Connections

This article provides background on the stories shared in the National Foster Care Month website’s real-life video series by children, youth, and families affected by foster care.

Resource: Helping Kids Recover and Thrive

These PSA videos were developed to help people better understand child traumatic stress and the importance of support in a child’s recovery.