Locating and Engaging Youth After They Leave Foster Care

$5.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Beginning


CEU Course Description

Locating youth who have aged out of foster care has become a pressing policy concern.  This CEU course begins with an overview of the Multi-Site Evaluation and information on the successes of the locating effort undertaken during the evaluation.  This course also includes information on the process for locating youth, methods and tools that can be used to track youth, locations where youth are frequently found, and lessons learned that could be used as part of the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) data collection.

Article Author:  Michael Pergamit of the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation

Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Enumerate the government services that youth leaving foster care commonly participate in, making government databases an important opportunity to locate youth formerly in foster care.

2.  Investigate the methods that prove to be the most useful for locating youth.

3.  Identify who the highest percentage of youth stay in contact with at least once per month after leaving foster care.

Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is offered for this course for social workers (followed by ACE approval statement that is currently on every ACE course page) Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2020 – 01/03/2023.

To see other approvals in your state, see our state by state provider approval listings here.


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Added On: 2015-11-30

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