Upcoming Events & Trainings

September 19, 2018

Web Seminar

Providing Comprehensive Sexual Health Education to Foster Youth: Lessons Learned from an LA Pilot

Description: The California Foster Youth Sexual Health Education Act (Senate Bill 89) went into effect on July 1, 2017. Among its provisions is a requirement that the county child welfare caseworker ensures that every youth age 10 and older receives comprehensive sexual health education once in middle school and once in high school. For youth who don’t, the case plan must document how that requirement will be met. Discussion will be on a strategy counties can consider to meet this requirement. The web seminar will feature the results from a pilot in Los Angeles County of the Making Proud Choices for Youth in Out-of-Home Care curriculum.

September 27, 2018

Web Seminar

Addressing Stigma: Strategies for Facilitating Access to Basic Needs Support at Community Colleges

Description: JBAY will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, September 27 that will offer examples of ways in which colleges are structuring their services to encourage student access and reduce the potential that shame or embarrassment is preventing students from accessing available benefits.

October 17, 2018

California’s Transitional Housing Programs:  Exploring Findings from the 2017-18 THP+FC and THP Plus Annual Report

Web Seminar

In October, John Burton Advocates for Youth will release the 2017-18 THP+FC & THP-Plus  Annual Report, which highlights the achievements and challenges of the state’s transitional housing programs in helping youth in the foster care and juvenile probation systems make a safe, supported transition to adulthood and provides practice and policy recommendations for the future. The webinar will explore these findings and policy implications for the new legislative session.

December 13, 2018

Save the Date! 

John’s Birthday Gala

Description: Save the date to celebrate the 86th birthday of John Burton and the year of accomplishments for John Burton Advocates for Youth in improving quality of life outcomes for foster youth and homeless youth.

January 23, 2019


State Tax Credit Puts Cash into the Pockets of California’s Most Vulnerable Transition-Age Youth

Description: For the 2018 tax year, California expanded an important state program to the roughly three million transition-age youth in California, age 18 to 24. When they file their 2018 income taxes, they may be eligible for the California Earned Income Tax (CaEITC), regardless of whether or not they have a child. Prior to the policy change, an individual aged 18 to 24 was not eligible for the CA EITC unless they were a parent. This webinar will discuss this expansion and address commonly asked questions transition-age youth may have about how to access this important benefit.