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Helping Youth Transition into Adulthood: Guidance for Foster Parents

This fact sheet and toolkit, provided by the Child Welfare Information Gateway will be helpful for foster parents, supportive adults, and other caring family members. 

Inside you will find: 

  • Background: The Transition to Adulthood 
  • Unique challenges for youth exiting
    foster care
  • Adolescent development and changes in
    the brain
  • Laws and programs to support
    transitioning youth
  • The critical role of foster parents

As well as Tip Sheets on what you can do as a supportive adult:

  • Building supportive relationships and connections
  • Managing money
  • Pursuing educational and vocational opportunities
  • Finding and maintaining employment
  • Securing housing
  • Maintaining health and wellness
  • Exploring identity and culture
  • Developing additional life skills

Click on the link below to view this valuable resource in PDF form to start learning more about the topics listed above. 


Your donations help make a difference

Fostering Success Michigan is a program of The New Foster Care that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline." 

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