You’ll find a variety of training tools providing basic, advanced, and specialized training for youth, social workers, probation officers, caregivers, and others to support the implementation of the Fostering Connections to Success Act on CalSWEC's Fostering Connections After 18 (AB 12) Training Resources page.
The curricula were reviewed and approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and the AB12 Youth Engagement, Training and Informing Focus Area Team. The materials are intended for public use, to be distributed widely and at no cost, providing that proper citation is noted. Sections of the training may also be used and modified for specific audiences. Please note that any modifications of the factual information within the curriculum may result in the provision of incorrect information to training participants.
California College Pathways provides a variety of training resources that are available on their website. The training materials include webinars, PowerPoint presentations, and weblinks:
Los Angeles Times Photo Journalist, Robert Gauthier, interviewed youth in foster care. The youth were either at the age of emancipation or some of them had already aged out of foster care. This short video clip (10:51) portrays foster youth talking about their past and their future.