The Center for States aims to build the capacity for youth development and authentic youth engagement in all areas of child welfare services delivery systems. Strategies include effective training, the development of resources and the facilitation of shared information and best practices. Through the Young Adult Consultant program, youth formerly in foster care provide expertise in capacity-building activities to model youth engagement. Peer networking opportunities to spread best practices will also be used to build capacity.
- Addressing the Needs of Pregnant and Parenting Youth in Foster Care
- Engaging Youth in NYTD (PDF - 369 KB)
- Embracing a “Youth Welfare” System: A Guide to Capacity Building
- Supporting Transgender Children and Youth Involved in the Court System
(PDF - 107 KB)
- Affirming and Supporting LGBTQ Children and Youth in Child Welfare
(PDF - 236 KB)
- White House Convening on Developmentally Appropriate Services for Children, Youth, and Young Adults in Foster Care (PDF - 364 KB)
- Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services
- Financial Capability for Youth and Child Welfare
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- Introduction to the Center for the Study of Social Policy's Youth Thrive Framework
- Perspectives on Youth Engagement
- Promising Practices That Support Pregnant and Parenting Youth
- Overview of P.L. 113-183: Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act’s Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard