Fostering Connections Resource Center

Here you will find tools, analyses and research related both specifically to the new Fostering Connections law, but also to the relevant topics contained in the law, such as kinship/guardianship, adoption, tribal issues, older youth, health and education. If you know of any resources available that do not appear in our library, please send us an email at with the suggested resource, author and website URL for consideration.

Older Youth: Training

  • Comprehensive overview of ACF-PI-10-11
    This powerpoint presentation is a comprehensive overview of PI-10-11. ACF-PI-10-11 provides title IV-E agencies comprehensive information on the provisions of titles IV-B and IV-E as a result of the amendments made by the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, P.L. 110-351. In addition to providing new guidance on the option for a title IV-E agency to extend assistance for the foster care maintenance, adoption assistance, and/or kinship guardianship programs to an eligible youth age 18 and older up to age 21, this instruction provides additional guidance on the other provisions of P.L. 110-351 and the flexibilities afforded to a title IV-E agency in complying with the law. This instruction also provides instruction on changes to the titles IV-B/IV-E plan requirements as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148).
  • WEBINAR: Two Years Since Fostering Connections, Older Youth Provisions
    On October 7, 2010, the Fostering Connections Resource Center, together with FosterClub, the National Conference of State Legislatures, The Finance Project, the John Burton Foundation and Fostering Media Connections hosted a webinar to mark the 2 year anniversary of the Fostering Connections Act, with a special emphasis on the older youth provisions.
  • WEBINAR: Fiscal Impact of Extending Foster Care to 21
    The powerpoint presentation from the April 27th, 2010 webinar on The Net Fiscal Impact of Extending Foster Care to 21 hosted by the Fostering Connections Resource Center in conjunction with with The Finance Project and the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.
  • WEBINAR: Designing Foster Care to 21
    A powerpoint presentation from the Feb 8, 2010 webinar on how to design foster care to age 21 hosted by the Fostering Connections Resource Center in conjunction with The Finance Project and the National Foster Care Coalition.
  • WEBINAR: Transition Planning Training-of-Trainers for Young Leaders
    On October 21, FosterClub and held a webinar to provide training for young leaders in how to help youth transition from foster care succesfully. Participants were awarded certificates. The following materials related to the webinar can be found below.
  • Fostering Transitions
    A website including a forum, helping youth to age out of foster care successfully.
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