Finds ways you can make a
difference in your community
MENU OF SERVICEs
Project LIFE has become more focused on supporting local departments of social services in complying with federal and state requirements for serving older youth in foster care, including IL assessments, IL service and transition plans, and transition plans prior to youth turning age 18 or exiting foster care. Click the link below for a description of the services Project LIFE offers.
PDF - Menu of Services
Family Services Specialist Guide
We are excited about this guide and look forward to assist you if you or your staff have questions.
Please feel free to download, save and or print your copy of the guide.
Project LIFE has created Fact Sheets around the following topics for serving our older youth: Independent Living, ETV, Family Engagement and Family Partnership Meetings, NYTD, and Permanency. Please feel free to download and printout these fact sheets for your personal reference.
PDF - ETV Fact Sheet
PDF - NYTD Fact Sheet
PDF - IL Fact Sheet
PDF - Family Engagement and Family Partnership Meetings Fact Sheet
PDF - Permanency Fact Sheet
Transitional Living Plan Templates
As directed by the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 and the Code of Virginia, VDSS Child and Family Services Foster Care Manual requires all youth, age 14 and over, regardless of their permanency goal, to have a transitional living plan (also called a transition plan). The transition plan must specify the independent living services, activities, and supports to be provided to help the youth transition to adulthood. This plan must be youth-driven, youth-friendly, based on a formal independent living needs assessment, and developed through a team process. Please feel free to download and print these templates!
There are two new templates with instructions:
1) Independent Living (IL) Transition Plan for Age 14 and Older
2) 90-Day Transition Plan.