Best Practices in Placement and Housing for Older Youth in the Child Welfare System
Supervising Attorney Jennifer Pokempner will co-present a free training on best practices in placement and housing for older foster youth, along with Mark Kroner, Director, Lighthouse Training Institute, and Ruth Anne White, Executive Director, National Center for Housing and Child Welfare.
The training will cover multiple issues in placement and housing, including:
- How Fostering Connections expands placement and housing options for older youth in care
- Why placement/housing options are needed for transition age youth and how a housing continuum can be developed
- The current transition landscape and implications for older system-involved youth
- One community’s comprehensive Transition Systems of Care: The Lighthouse Youth Services Model
- Best practices and programs in PA, featuring providers from Philadelphia
- How to address challenging issues such as: supporting youth with behavioral health needs, providing trauma-informed care, and providing permanency for youth as they prepare for the transition to adulthood
- The perspective of youth and young adults on what works (and what does not work) in housing and placement options for youth in care
The registration deadline for this event has passed.