YTFG Publications

Pub_DesigningFCTo21

Designing Foster Care to 21: A Discussion Guide for State Leaders (2010)

This brief is intended to support state leaders in designing foster care services for older youth and young adults. The brief begins with general considerations for designing foster care and permanency services and supports beyond age 18, lays out a series of design questions to guide state conversations, and includes case studies from two states that have recentlyRead More

Pub_CC25-FosteringConnectionsEducation

Meeting the Education Requirements of Fostering Connections: Learning From the Field (2010)

The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 created a new mandate for education enrollment and stability for children and youth in foster care. This brief aims to help agency leaders, policymakers, judges, and their partners understand and respond effectively to the education requirements of Fostering Connections by reflecting on lessons learned fromRead More

Pub_CB25-EffectivePolicySolutions

Connected by 25: Effective Policy Solutions for Vulnerable Youth (2010)

In an effort to strengthen philanthropic investments among its membership, the Youth Transition Funders Group (YTF G) asked a group of policy experts to provide recommendations on how foundations can work to encourage effective policy solutions on issues affecting youth in transition to adulthood. 1  The primary challenge was to think beyond the systemic silos that so deeplyRead More

Pub_CC25-FinancingPermanency

Connected by 25: Financing Policies and Practices that Support Permanency for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care (2009)

This brief explores the range of partners and resources that program and community leaders can engage to support permanency for youth aging out of the foster care system. It draws on the experiences of the field and the FCWG demonstration sites and aims to further inform those efforts. Download Publication

Pub_CC25-FinancingHousing

Connected by 25: Financing Housing Supports for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care (2009)

This brief aims to help policymakers,child welfare administrators, program developers, and community leaders address the housing needs of youth aging out of foster care. This brief presents five financing strategies, highlighting key funding sources, stakeholders, and considerations for implementation. Lastly,it highlights noteworthy programs nationwide that have successfully implemented these financing strategies. Download Publication

Pub_CC25-LessonsLearned

Ensuring Youth Transitioning from Foster Care are Connected by 25: Lessons Learned from the Foster Care Work Group (2009)

This publication that follows describes the rich implementation experiences, promising approaches, and significant accomplishments of the leaders of FCWG’s national demonstration—the Connected by 25 Initiative. In addition to the critical lessons learned from the co-investment demonstration, the experience of FCWG as an active and engaged funder collaborative during the past six years also is an interesting story worth telling.Read More

Pub_CC25-FinancingEdSupports

Connected by 25: Financing Education Supports for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care (2008)

This brief explores the range of partners and resources that community leaders and program developers can engage to support educational success for foster youth. It draws on the experiences of the field and the FCWG demonstration sites and aims to further inform those efforts. Download Publication

Pub_YouthAtHighRiskOfDisconnection

Youth at High Risk of Disconnection (2008)

This brief, developed by Public Impact for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, provides a data update of Michael Wald and Tia Martinez’s 2003 paper, Connected by 25: Improving the Life Chances of the Country’s Most Vulnerable 14-24 Year Olds. Download Publication

Pub_SafePassage

Safe Passage – An Online Toolkit: How Philanthropy is Working Together to Help All of America’s Youth Connect by Age 25 (2008)

Effective solutions to connecting older youth require a response that integrates and coordinates the efforts of diverse professionals and public care agencies.  The report and toolkit provides a rich, contemporary overview of innovative trends and programs affecting vulnerable youth.  In charting these programs, YTFG has identified useful principles and models to guide funders, policymakers, and others as they develop strategiesRead More

Pub_CC25-FinancingWorkforce

Connected by 25: Financing Workforce Development Programs for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care (2007)

This brief explores the range of partners and resources that community leaders and program developers can engage to support workforce development opportunities for youth transitioning from foster care. It draws on the experiences of the field as well as the FCWG demonstration sites and aims to further inform those efforts. Download Publication

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