Upcoming Events & Trainings

August 7, 2018


Findings from Wave 3 of the CalYOUTH Study

Professor Mark Courtney and his colleagues at Chapin Hall have released the third wave of the Cal YOUTH Study which examines the experiences of youth in California who participated in foster care at age 21 and compares these experiences with the same-age general population and foster youth who exited foster care prior to age 21.

Join John Burton Advocates for Youth and Chaplin Hall on this informational webinar where Professor Courtney will walk through what they found.

August 8, 2018

Fundraiser: Sacramento 

Burton Book Fund Event 

On Wednesday, August 8th, join John Burton to raise funds for the Burton Book Fund which has provided over $1.75 million in text books to 6,600 current and former foster youth.

September 4, 2018

Conference: Dana Point, CA 

California Alliance 2018 Executives’ Fall Conference

Executive Director Amy Lemley will present on Senate Bill 89, the California Foster Youth Sexual Health Education Act, which went into effect on July 1, 2017 and establishes new sexual and reproductive health mandates for all youth and young adults in foster care aged 10 and older.

September 19, 2018


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

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.

December 13, 2018

Save the Date! 

John’s Birthday Gala

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.