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.
NOVEMBER 2014 statewide youth conference
Our next Statewide Youth Conference will take place November 21-23, 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 501 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219. This conference will focus on the Project LIFE Youth Network!
Click here to view the Information Packet that includes information on the conference focus, activities, eligibility, how to apply, etc.
Registration is now open!
There are three sections of the application that must be submitted (in any order) for the youth to be considered for the conference:
Youth Questionnaire - to be filled out by the youth
Registration Form - to be filled out by the LDSS worker or the youth (if the youth is 18 years of age or older)
Character Form - to be filled out by the LDSS worker
The deadline to apply is Friday, October 17. Space is limited!
Once all of the forms have been submitted, a Project LIFE representative will review the application and will notify the worker by October 24 of whether or not the youth has been accepted to attend the conference.
Please contact Talia Brown, Project Coordinator, at (804) 239-1044 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
PROJECT LIFE SERVICES UPDATE
On September 1, 2014, United Methodist Family Services (Project LIFE) was awarded the Foster Care Independent Living Program (ILP) Contract. Please click here for the full broadcast from VDSS.
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!
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"
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.
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.