Saturday, December 30, 2017

Need-to-know resources for current/former foster youth in Ohio

Here in Ohio, we are exploring way to create a future phone app for foster care teens and young adults, to connect them with available resources.

During our July 2017 statewide OHIO YAB meeting, participants, including our statewide Board President, talked about how having a phone app to access information, by category, in the moment of need/crisis, would be beneficial.

In the meantime, these are the resource lists/tools that we have compiled so far:

1.) Statewide Resources for Foster Youth

2.) Statewide Resources Grid   (listed in the order that the specific requirements for the provision of independent living services to youth in custody was listed in Ohio Administrative Code: 5101:2-42-19)

3.) OHIO YAB Foster Youth Rights Handbook (edited by Alexander McFarland)

4.) Independent Living Roadmap and Toolkit (draft created by Michael Outrich)

5.) Franklin County Resources for Foster Youth

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Upcoming OHIO YAB Youth Ambassadors Retreat

*Link to photos

10:00 - 10:15 am
 Welcome, Introductions and OHIO Youth Advisory Board Mission
10:15 - 10:30 am Sample Tools for County/Regional Youth Advisory Boards
10:30 am – 11:00 am State and Local Youth Advisory Board Funding
11:00 am – Noon Group Discussion and Brainstorming
Noon – 1:00 pm      Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm      Legislative Updates
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm    Upcoming Opportunities in 2018
  • Update on Bridges
  • Open Table Model – piloting it in Union and Madison
  • Resource lists and Independent Living Toolkit – future app?