Monthly Archives: August 2019

Burton Book Fund

Q: I am working with a former foster youth who needs financial resources to purchase his college textbooks and course materials this semester. How do I find out which campuses are participating in the Burton Book Fund this year and help him apply?

A:  The list of participating campuses for the 2019-2020 Burton Book Fund can be found HERE. If the student’s campus is participating, have him/her reach out to the campus representative listed and meet with that person to submit an application to receive a $200 Burton Book Fund. For more information about the Burton Book Fund, please visit this PAGE.

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SB 89 Pre-Approval Curriculum

Q: My county is currently bringing our Resource Family (RF) pre-approval training into compliance with the SB 89 provision that requires RF pre-approval training to include training on reproductive and sexual health rights of foster youth, duties and responsibilities of caregivers and caseworkers to uphold those rights, how to engage with youth about sexual and reproductive wellness, and current contraceptive methods and resources to share with youth. Is there a curriculum that has been already developed on these topics that my county could use?  

A: Yes, there is a curriculum available that fulfills the training mandates for RF pre-approval training. It was developed by John Burton Advocates for Youth (JBAY) and Seneca Family of Agencies. and all curriculum materials can be found through this LINK. Spanish version of the curriculum materials will be available in Septemeber 2019. Additional training curricula on supporting sexual and reproductive health for youth in foster care can be found HERE

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