CHILD WELFARE MANUAL

Section 4, Chapter 5 (Older Youth Program), Overview

Effective Date:  9-16-19

 

This chapter contains the following sections:

5.1 – Mandates and Rationale

5.2 – Definition and Purpose

5.3 – Chafee Foster Care Independence Program

5.3.1 – Program Goals

5.3.2 – Eligibility

5.3.2.1 – Youth from another State

5.3.2.2 – Youth with Special Needs

5.3.3 – Referral Process

5.3.4 – Youth Assessment

5.4 – Transitional Living Program (TLP)

5.4.1 – Transitional Living Advocate

5.4.1.1 – TLP Advocate Training

5.4.1.2 – TLP Advocate Approval

5.4.1.3 – Advocate Maintenance Payment

5.4.1.4 – Characteristics of the Youth

5.4.2 – Transitional Living Program Group Home (TLG)

5.4.3 – Transitional Living Program Single/Scattered Site Apartments (TLS)

5.5 – Independent Living Arrangement (ILA)

            5.5.1 – Criteria for Independent Living Arrangement

            5.5.2 – Independent Living Arrangement Housing Options

            5.5.3 – Independent Living Arrangement Support Services/Systems

            5.5.4 – Termination of Independent Living Arrangement

5.6 – Financial Empowerment

5.6.1 – Credit Checks

5.6.2 – Youth Bank Accounts

5.7 – Post-Secondary Educational Opportunities

5.7.1 – Resources and Supports

5.7.2 – Post-Secondary Visit

5.7.3 – Education and Training Vouchers

5.7.4 – Missouri Reach Tuition Waiver

5.7.5 – Missouri Reach Credential Completion and Employment

5.7.6 – Educational Opportunity for Children of Families Serving in the Military

5.8 – Youth Leadership and Advocacy

5.8.1 – State Youth Advisory Board

5.8.2 – “What’s It All About? A Guidebook for Youth in Out-of-Home Care”                      

5.8.3 – Foster Care Bill of Rights

5.9 – Exit Plan

5.9.1 -Guardianship and Conservatorship

5.9.1.1 – Effects of Guardianship and Conservatorship

5.9.1.2 – Steps to Be Taken

5.10 – Re-entry

5.11 – Aftercare Program

5.11.1 – Referral and Assessment

5.11.2 – Healthcare for Former Foster Care Youth

5.11.3 – Procedural Guidelines for Service Delivery

5.11.4 – Education Financial Assistance and Support

5.11.5 – Timeframes and Exceptions

5.12 – National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD)

Overview

This chapter discusses the Older Youth Program and activities and services necessary to support youth between the ages of 14-21 with successful transition from care.