Preparing Teens for the Future.
Published: July-August 2017
Fostering Families Today
Vol. 17, No. 3 , p. 18-19
Fostering Media Connections
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This article explains foster parents need to develop a transition action plan with youth that outlines realistic goals. It lists key items that foster parents need to help foster youth attain before they exit care and areas foster parents need to review with youth. The usefulness of the Permanency Pact for developing kin-like relationships after the foster youth leaves care is explained, as well as the importance of ensuring foster youth have a trusted adult in their life to guide them.
foster adolescents; aging out; independent living skills; independent living; parent child relationships; planning; child rearing