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Administration for Children and Families Implementation of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008
Working Document

This document is intended as a reference for stakeholders interested in locating Children's Bureau (CB) policy, guidance and other implementation activities related to the Fostering Connections Act.

National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008

This page provides several links to Children's Bureau and ACF guidence and documents related to the Fostering Connections Act.

National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections T/TA for States and Tribes
Pertaining to: Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Legislation

This document describes specific T/TA opportunities pertaining to Fostering Connections that are available to States and Tribes through NRCPFC. Topics include: Education, Health, Kinship/Guardianship, and Tribal issues.

Links from Other Colleagues

American Bar Association, Center on Children and the Law Fostering Connections Act

Because of the ABA's interest in older youth transitioning out of foster care, the ABA has compiled resources related to that particular provision of the Fostering Connections Act.

Casey Family Services Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act

Published by Casey Family Programs, this document explains how the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893/P.L. 110-351) benefits young people in care.

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act 2008 Resources

These resources summarize and thoughtfully analyze the provisions of the Fostering Connections Act.

Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) Fostering Connections to Success: Resources in Seven Key Areas

CWLA provides general descriptions of 7 key elements to Fostering Connections. CWLA's documents are available for download in each category.

Children's Defense Fund (CDF) Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act

CDF provides a general description of the Fostering Connections Act along with several resources.

The Finance Project Meeting The Education Requirements of Fostering Connections: Learning from the Field

This brief aims to help agency leaders, policymakers, judges, and their partners understand and respond effectively to the education requirements of the Fostering Connections Act by reflecting on lessons learned from a decade of initiatives to improve education outcomes for youth in and leaving foster care. 

Fostering Connections Resource Center FosteringConnections.org

A gathering place of information, training resources and tools related to furthering the implementation of the Fostering Connections Act. The resource center provides non partisan data and resources about Fostering Connections, individualized TA, tracking of implementation, opportunities to communicate with experts/peers, and Stakeholder networks on specific topics.

NGA Center for Best Practices Webcast Series: Safely Reducing the Number of Children in Foster Care

The NGA Center, in partnership with Casey Family Programs, produced a series of webcasts related to safely reducing the number of children in foster care.

The Fostering Connections Act: Ensuring Educational Success

The NGA Center hosted the second webcast related to the Fostering Connections Act. This webcast brought together experts to discuss the education provisions in the Fostering Connections Act to assist states in making informed implementation decisions.

State Resources

California Fostering Connections, John Burton Foundation California Fostering Connections

This website provides resources, trainings and research information on both CA's state bill and the federal act.

Fostering Connections Resource Center Legislation by State

Provides State-by-State information on pending and enacted State legislation related to the federal Fostering Connections Act.

National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators (NAPCWA) Fostering Connections Implementation State Survey

In partnership with Casey Family Programs, NAPCWA has surveyed all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their implementation of Fostering Connections. Links to each state's report listed on their website.

National Conference of State Legislatures Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008: H.R. 6893 / P.L 110-351

This website contains several resources, State implementation reports, and 2009 enacted state legislation related the provisions of Fostering Connections.

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Fostering Connections

Outline of the Fostering Connections Act and information on how it will affect Texas specifically.

 
 

 

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