The Statewide Youth Services Training Project (YST) is staffed by professionals from several disciplines who are knowledgeable about Youth Service issues and experienced in training and working with agencies in the areas of program design and development. As part of this multi-service program developed to support those who are working to prepare youth to live self-sufficiently, YST provides training to populations working with youth, including:
NYS Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) - OCFS has both English and Spanish Twitter accounts that send out information, links, articles of interest, and portions of its website to New York's youth and families. View the English version at @NYSOCFS and the Spanish version at @NYSOCFS_espanol.
NYS Office of Children & Family Services: Adolescent Services - Provides the most current state and federal resources on services to youth in foster care and foster care alumni.
Videos for Caseworkers on YouthInCare.org - Giving guidance for working with youth in grades 6-12.
Casey Family Programs Resources Library - Large library of resources and strategies that can be filtered by topic and location.
Scholarship Search Platforms - Step-by-step guide to help you and youth find the most appropriate scholarships for their secondary education.
Online Tutoring Services - Guide to finding the best online tutoring services for youth in need of educational assistance.
Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP) - Provides funding to pay for services to help youth prepare for and enter post-secondary education.
Securing Your Child's Credit Future - An extensive guide for caregivers and adults about making sure youth's credit futures are secure when the time comes.
New Yorkers for Children - Nonprofit partner to Administration for Children's Services (ACS). They support the child welfare community as a whole, as well as those programs that focus on the individual needs of young people in foster care in New York City.