Upcoming Events & Trainings

September 2, 2020 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

WEBINAR

Leveraging Caregivers: Tools for Training Resource Parents to Support College Success

Description:

This webinar will summarize the findings of an independent evaluation of a curriculum designed by John Burton Advocates for Youth (JBAY) to support foster parents and relative caregivers as they encourage foster youth to attend college. In March of 2019, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) required that resource parents with court dependent youth in their care take the curriculum, creating the opportunity to evaluate its effectiveness.

This webinar will also cover data-informed ways in which resource parents can support foster youth achieve their college dreams, and also explore ways in which to further the curriculum’s reach, especially in the remote educational environment.

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September 3, 2020 10:00 AM-11:30AM

WEBINAR

STRTP Reproductive Sexual Health Policy and Practice Guide 

Description:

Please join John Burton Advocates for Youth for a webinar marking the release of the STRTP Reproductive & Sexual Health Policy & Practice Guide, developed as part of JBAY’s work with the LA Reproductive Health Equity Project (LA RHEP).

The guide is intended to equip Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Programs (STRTPs) with model policies and practices across seven focus areas to improve an organization’s capacity to comply with legal requirements set forth in the California Foster Youth Sexual Health Education Act (Senate Bill 89), licensing standards, and best practice regarding the reproductive and sexual health rights of foster youth. While the guide focuses on STRTPs, the majority of the recommendations are applicable across foster care placements and programs.

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October 14, 2020 9:30 AM-11:00AM

WEBINAR

Completing the FAFSA: A How-To for Adult Supporters of Foster Youth

Description:

Please join John Burton Advocates for Youth for this “how-to” webinar to assist those working with foster youth to successfully complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It will review the FAFSA, page by page, including detailed instructions on how eligible foster youth can qualify as independent students for the purposes of financial aid. Presenters will also provide information on key steps to take after the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application is completed, such as applying for the Chafee Grant and creating a WebGrants account, to access maximum financial aid!

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October 21, 2020 9:30 AM-11:00AM

WEBINAR

Completing the FAFSA: A How-To for Adult Supporters of Homeless Youth

Description:

Youth who have experienced homelessness face myriad challenges and it is imperative that professionals who work with them ensure that they have every possible opportunity to successfully matriculate into college and are set up for success. Key to this is having financial aid in place prior to starting college. This training provides a “how-to” on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to assist those working with homeless youth. It reviews the 2021-22 FAFSA, page by page, with new screenshots illustrating changes to the FAFSA since last year.

Presenters will provide detailed instructions on how eligible homeless youth can qualify as independent students for the purposes of financial aid and will describe key steps to take after the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application is submitted to ensure that students actually receive the aid that they are eligible for.

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