YTFG Publications

Investing in Well-Being

Investing to Improve the Well-Being of Vulnerable Youth and Young Adults: Recommendations for Policy and Practice

This publication explores the important role and responsibility of each youth-serving system in supporting well-being for youth and young adults and presents a new framework for well-being for young people, highlighting the various domains of well-being and the role of families, communities, and public systems in supporting well-being. It also includes a series of concrete and actionableRead More

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Small Foundations, Big Wins: A Guide to Making Smart Choices About Grantmaking for Vulnerable Youth (2013)

This guide gives leaders of small foundations tried-and-true tools for building a strategic and effective grantmaking program. It also contains tips and examples to help you consider ways to leverage your investments. Download Publication

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Connected by 25: A Plan for Investing in the Social, Emotional and Physical Well-Being of Older Youth in Foster Care (2013)

The FCWG published its first investment agenda in 2003, Connected by 25: A Plan for Investing in Successful Futures for Foster Youth. That document called for a series of investments to support the economic success of young people transitioning from foster care at a time when issues related to education, workforce development, financial literacy, and asset development received littleRead More

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Investment Matters: Investing in Supports for Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents and Young Adults in or Transitioning from Foster Care (2012)

This brief highlights considerations, challenges, and opportunities for foundations in investing in supports for pregnant and parenting adolescents and young adults—both mothers and fathers—currently in or transitioning from foster care. Download Publication

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Investment Matters: Investing in Evidence-Based Approaches for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care (2012)

This brief highlights considerations, challenges, and opportunities for foundations in investing in evidence-based approaches for youth transitioning out of foster care. Download Publication

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Promising Strategies From the California Connected by 25 Initiative (2011)

The California Connected by 25 Initiative (CC25I) was developed to fundamentally change the trajectory for youth emancipating from foster care. Based on lessons learned from implementation, this brief includes tips and resources to improve outcomes for young people transitioning from foster care. Download Publication

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The Premise and the Promise of the California Connected by 25 Initiative (2011)

The California Connected by 25 Initiative (CC25I) was developed to fundamentally change the trajectory for youth emancipating from foster care. Through CC25I, all eight county sites set out to transform their systems of care and “connect” transition age foster youth to comprehensive, integrated, and youth-focused supports and services.  This brief highlights the successes and lessons learned through CC25I.Read More

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Talking About Youth Transitions

Talking About Youth Transitions provides concrete tools to help you communicate about youth–transition issues in an effective and inclusive way.  This brief was produced by Fenton Communications at the request of YTFG. Different states and organizations will have different policy agendas based on where they are and the different opportunities available in those states. By using common languageRead More

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Guide to Mapping Community Assets for Transitioning Youth (2010)

This guide seeks to help state and community leaders systematically map the supports and services available to young people transitioning from foster care, so that young people, case workers, advocates, and other supportive adults will be able to effectively take advantage of all of the resources available to them. It includes guidance regarding initiating asset-mappingRead More

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