Blueprint collaboration workshop

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Blueprint collaboration workshop

  1. 1. Effective Collaborations focused on Youth in CareFacilitator: Jacqueline Thu-Huong Wong, MSW, PPSC CDE Foster Youth ServicesPanelists: Carrie Bloxom, Kern County System of Care ,DREAM Center Betsy DeGarmoe, LCSW, PPSC, Orange County COE Foster Youth Services Michelle Lustig, MSW, Ed.D, San Diego COE Foster Youth Services Carrie Miller, PhD, Los Angeles Education Coordinating Council
  2. 2. Need for ServicesMany foster youth….• Function below the grade level• Move at least once a year and/or attend multiple schools• Qualify for special education services, but high mobility interferes with timely and appropriate school placement• 50% of foster youth do not graduate from high school• 40% of homeless youth were in foster care
  3. 3. Kern County Dream CenterCollaboration with public, private and non-profit industryComprehensive approach to supportive servicesAcademic Mentoring-Project D.R.E.A.M.Employment Opportunities (WIA)Dream Team & Youth AdvocatesGreater community outreach & awareness
  4. 4. Orange County Office of Education• Partnership with Orangewood Childrens Foundation• Leveraged resources to develop comprehensive program K-12 and beyond• Work with Foster Youth Success Initiative Community College partners• Collaborative College Fair for foster youth on 9/26/09 at Orange Coast College – over 100 youth came and 7 colleges participated• Collaborating with trade schools, ROP, adult ed programs
  5. 5. San Diego County Office of Education• Regional Collaboratives• Interagency Agreement• Foster Youth-Student Information System• Tutor Connection• College Connection Advisory Council and Events• School Success Project• FYSAC/CCYF ED Committee• Foster Youth Mentor Program
  6. 6. LA Education Coordinating Council• Raising Educational Achievement for Foster and Probation Youth in Los Angeles• Established by the County Board of Supervisors• Strong focus on leveraging resources• Streamlining services and communication
  7. 7. Contact Information Jacqueline Wong, MSW, PPSC Consultant CDE Foster Youth Services E-mail: jawong@cde.ca.gov Phone: (916) 327-5930Website: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/pf/fy
  8. 8. Contact Information ContinuedCarrie Bloxom-Program Manager-Program Manager, Kern County Foster Youth Servicescabloxom@kern.org661.636.4488www.kcnc.org/fysOlivia Villareal-Youth Advocate, Dream Center & Coffee Houseovillarreal@kern.org661.636.4488http://kcsos.kern.org/dreamcenterBetsy DeGarmoe, MSW, PPSCbdegarmoe@access.k12.ca.us714-835-4909 x 6438/(F) 714-939-6312
  9. 9. Contact Information ContinuedMichelle Lustig, MSW, Ed.DMlustig@sdcoe.nethttp://www.sdcoe.net/ssp/support/fys/?loc=home(P) 858-503-2628(F) 858-503-2636Carrie Miller, PhDcmiller@ceo.lacounty.govhttp://www.educationcoordinatingcouncil.org/(213) 974-5967

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