Come one, come all and see one of the most important documents of the year! Can we get a drum roll please!!!!!! Introducing the Youth Guide prepared just for YOU.

Your voice makes the difference so let it be heard.

Click here to download your copy.

Get a look at all of the amazing upcoming Project Life events. Click here for more info...

PROJECT LIFE SERVICES UPDATE
The Project LIFE contract between the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) and United Methodist Family Services (UMFS) ends effective June 30, 2014. VDSS has issued a new RFP (Request for Proposals) for IL services with plans to award a contractor by September 1, 2014. Please click here for the full broadcast from VDSS.

If you have any questions regarding IL Program and Services, Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program, National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD), or Transitional Living Plans, please contact the state Foster Care IL staff listed on the broadcast.



​Youth Needs for  Success 

We highly value and seek the input of youth, especially when it come to addressing their needs from the foster care system. Using their voices, youth who attended the October 2013 statewide conference shared several things they felt are important for them (and their peers) to succeed. This document lists their top 10 needs and the steps local departments of social services can take to make them happen. Click "Needs for Success" to view this document.

Needs for Success!



What are 10 things youth want child welfare professionals to know? 

Project LIFE and VDSS partnered with the National Resources Center for Permanency and Family Connection (NRCPFC)  to create a document using youth feedback from our October conference. We are happy to announce that this document was introduced to the nation via the NRCPFC.

Click here to read "Ten Things Youth Want Child Welfare Professionals To Know: Engaging Youth..." 

Click here to read "Ten Things that Youth Want Child Welfare Professionals to Know: Talking to Youth in Foster Care about Permanency"


Transitional Living plan templates are now available!


Project LIFE is pleased to make available the Transitional Living Plans templates for use by professionals working with older youth in foster care.  The two recently adopted templates are titled: IL TLP for Youth Ages 14 to 17 and 90 Day IL TLP.  They are designed to establish common understandings and expectations about transition planning to achieve permanency and to prepare youth for adulthood.

Check out the Youth Resources and Professional Resources pages for more information.


REFERRAL FORM

Interested in Project LIFE? Find out the many ways that you can get involved and support our mission and goals. Please click here to fill out the Youth Referral Form.




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March CONFERENCE SLIDESHOW



Everyone had a blast at the March Conference which focused on Speaking up and Speaking Out.

Below you will find a slideshow with just a FEW highlights from the weekend.