The New “Fostering Futures” Program — What Extending Services for Foster Youth to Age 21 Means for Youth, Families, and Guardians ad Litem in Virginia (Online Seminar)
Ethics Credits Included:
0.0 (GAL Child: 1.0)
||1.0 (Ethics: 0.0; GAL Child: 1.0)
||$70.00 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
A pre-recorded streaming video replay from the February 2017 webcast, The New “Fostering Futures” Program — What Extending Services for Foster Youth to Age 21 Means for Youth, Families, and Guardians ad Litem in Virginia.
Topics covered include:
- Get an overview of the new “Fostering Futures” law/program — understand how the new program impacts youth, family, and GAL practice in Virginia
- Hear advice on discussing the program with youth and their families
- Receive guidance on dealing with “crossover youth” — youth who interact with both the child welfare and the juvenile justice systems
In 2016, the Virginia General Assembly approved the “Fostering Futures” program for youth aging out of foster care in Virginia. This program provides services, case management, access to counsel, and housing support benefits for youth up to age 21 who age out of the foster care system at age 18.
This seminar will provide an overview of this new program and offer tips and advice for GALs and family law attorneys impacted by the changes. Additionally, this seminar will provide education and practical advice on working with “crossover youth” who interact with both the child welfare and the juvenile justice systems.
GAL for Children Continuing Credit Hours: 1.0
Allison Gilbreath, Voices for Virginia's Children / Richmond
Allison Gilbreath, MSW, is the Policy Analyst for Foster Care and Juvenile Justice at Voices for Virginia’s Children. She came to Voices with several years of experience working on issues related to children and families. Ms. Gilbreath has previously worked at Prevent Child Abuse Virginia, the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), and most recently in the Lieutenant Governor’s office where she worked on the Commonwealth Council for Childhood Success. She is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and has been appointed to the CASA/Children’s Justice Act Advisory Board for DCJS.
Ms. Gilbreath was a Governor’s fellow in 2011 and selected for the 2016 Emerging Leaders Program at the University of Virginia’s Sorenson Institute. She has presented at many forums, to include the Virginia Child Abuse Prevention Conference and the Virginia Statewide CASA Conference. Ms. Gilbreath was the recipient of the 2015 RVA Inspiring Woman Award as well as the 2016 David Saunders Legislative Award from the VCU School of Social Work. She also serves on the YWCA of Richmond’s Young Woman’s Leadership Alliance. Ms. Gilbreath earned her B.S. and Masters of Social Work degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University.