Category Archives: Training for Child Welfare Professionals and Supportive Adults

Step-By-Step Guide to Completing the FAFSA for Foster Youth

Step-By-Step Guide to Completing the FAFSA for Foster Youth                                                              

Financial Aid for Foster & Homeless Youth, Part I: Completing the FAFSA

This web seminar focused on all of the steps associated with assisting current and former foster youth and homeless youth with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and applying for financial aid. Panelists discussed the FAFSA application

Financial Aid & Foster Youth, Part 1: Completing the FAFSA

This web seminar featured Simone Tureck of the John Burton Foundation and Marisol Ramirez, Financial Aid Technician and Guardian Scholars Coordinator at Pierce College. The goal of this web seminar was to familiarize attendees with the various types of financial aid

Financial Aid & Foster Youth, Part II: After the FAFSA

This web seminar featured Yvonne Borrego with UC San Diego, Ernesto Nery with Merritt College and Simone Tureck with John Burton Advocates for Youth. Attendees learned about all of the steps that take place after the FAFSA is submitted, as well

Career Technical Education & Other Budding Programs

This web seminar featured Lynell Wiggins, Strong Workforce Technical Assistance Provider with the California Community College Chancellor’s Office and Career Technical Education (CTE) Counselor with Pasadena City College. Mr. Wiggins synthesized some of the systemic changes occurring within the state’s

On-Campus Support & Resources for Foster Youth in College

This webinar describes the resources and campus support programs available at California public colleges and universities and how best to connect students with them. Topics covered include: FYSI program in California Community Colleges Special support programs in California Community Colleges,

How to Help Foster Youth Avoid the Remediation Trap & Achieve College Success

This webinar focused on supporting current and former foster youth in pursuing post-secondary education. Topics covered included: the matriculation process how placement in remedial courses can be detrimental for students how to help students avoid unnecessary placement in remedial courses ways a

CASA Higher Education Presentation

Debbie Raucher with the John Burton Advocates for Youth presented information at the Alameda County CASA summit regarding supporting foster youth in accessing and succeeding in higher education. Click on the file name below to download a copy of the

When Financial Aid Backfires: And How to Not Get Burned

Foster youth attending colleges and universities rely heavily on financial aid including federal aid from the U.S. Department of Education. If they do not understand all the ins and outs of how federal grants work however, students can inadvertently find

Post Secondary Education in the Era of AB12

The implementation of extended foster care (AB12) provides an opportunity for those who work within the framework of child welfare systems to leverage this new resource to improve post-secondary education outcomes for foster youth. Watch this training to learn how.