Indiana Youth Connections Program. Department of Child Services Indianapolis, Indiana. Topics to be covered:. The Youth Connections Program (YCP) Why connections? YCP basics Certificate of connection Family finding approaches Foster parents and the YCP Program outcomes
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Department of Child Services
The Youth Connections Program (YCP)
Research on young adult development and youth transitioning from foster care shows that:
Goal: To ensure that all youth aging out of foster care have a permanent family, or a permanent connection with at least one committed, caring adult who provides guidance and support to the youth as they make their way into adulthood.
YCP work requires close partnership with:
YCP specialists work with others to
In Year One (January through December 2007)
Contact IN DCS permanency manager:
Cassandra A. Porter, JD
Or YCPspecialist for Southern Indiana:
Julie A. Deckard
812-895-3585 x206 (w)