About This Site

FosterEdConnect.org is an online community connecting and supporting California’s foster youth liaisons, foster youth advocates, and all professionals working to improve the educational outcomes of foster youth.

No matter what your role, if you are invested in foster youth education, you are a welcome member of the FosterEdConnect.org community. This community includes:

  • Caregivers
  • Child welfare workers
  • Foster youth
  • Teachers
  • Attorneys
  • Judges
  • Mental health professionals
  • Probation officers
  • Counselors
  • College professionals

FosterEdConnect.org is a central place where people working directly with foster youth can:

  • Find and share resources
  • Ask and answer questions
  • Read and post current news

On FosterEdConnect.org, you will find everything from fact sheets explaining key legislation to handbooks and lesson plans. You will also be able to share your own resources with individuals in your county and throughout California. Members are encouraged to contribute new resources as they find or create them. Thus, FosterEdConnect.org will grow and change over time, along with the knowledge and expertise of its members.

This website will also connect you to a network of individuals who share your goals. Here, you will be able to ask and answer questions, have conversations, and collaborate with experts and peers across the state.

In addition, the website will keep you up-to-date on news and events relating to educational opportunities for foster youth. You will be able to read and upload news items, as well as learn about – and publicize your own – advocacy activities, trainings, conferences, and community events.

A quick tour of FosterEdConnect.org will give you a sense of what it offers:

Click on the blue Resources & Information button to:

  • Read and download an array of resources
  • Comment on these resources
  • Share your own resources
  • Browse resources by subject, role, age group, and county
  • Do an Advanced Search for resources by keyword, subject of interest, target profession, and/or county
  • Learn all about each resource by reading summaries and accessing author and submission information

Click on the orange Conversations button to:

  • Participate in conversations
  • Ask and answer questions
  • See all the ongoing conversations on the website
  • Sort conversations by subject or role

Click on the green News & Events button to:

  • View all news items and events on the site
  • Post your own news items and events
  • Search for events by date
  • Choose to view events in the following categories:
    • Advocacy activities
    • Trainings & conferences
    • Community events

If you are interested in helping foster youth succeed in school, this is the website for you. Take a look around and join the community. Welcome to FosterEdConnect.org!

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