CalYOUTH in the Loop is a Chapin Hall and i.e. communications project designed to create a feedback loop between young people in foster care and the policymakers, advocates and practitioners interested in better meeting the needs of foster youth transitioning to adulthood. In partnership with youth serving organizations, we will share the findings of the California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study (CalYOUTH) with current foster youth. The goal of this project is to increase engagement with young people, identify the best methods of communications for continuous feedback, obtain young people’s perception of CalYOUTH findings, and get recommendations for how to meet youths’ needs. Our hope is that this will allow the experiences and perceptions of young adults in California foster care to inform policy and practice surrounding the implementation efforts of extending foster care from age 18 to 21.
More information about CalYOUTH in the Loop including its latest survey can be found herehttp://www.calyouthintheloop.org/.