This session provides a model for improving collaboration between Permanency and Independent Living workers. Then, greater coordination of cross-system providers to further achieve permanency and successful transitions into adulthood is explored. The development and primary goal of the Lackawanna County Independent Living Collaborative will be discussed with methods to develop a greater cross-systems collaboration that leads to better outcomes for youth in transition.
Lori Chaffers MSW, Supervisor – Independent Living Unit, Lackawanna County Office of Youth and Family Services
Barbara Huggins, Youth Quality Improvement Specialist,
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center
Older Youth Collaborative Webinar Series How to Develop and Sustain a Mentoring Program
Studies in resilience and trauma all say the same thing: Youth need special people in their lives who love them unconditionally and can walk alongside them through life. Developing a mentoring program is one way to support youth in this way. The theories and frameworks are well known, but what about actually putting dreams into practice? Tabor Mentoring Services in Bucks County and Project Hope in Adams County partner together to provide a general overview on how to develop and sustain a mentoring program. Each program will be sharing their practical knowledge, and on the ground experiences from pitching the idea to screening mentors.
Tessa Adams, Mentoring Specialist, Project Hope, Adams County Children and Youth Services
Leasia Ayers-Caswell, Program Supervisor, Adams County Children and Youth Services
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