Supporting Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care - Financial Literacy Programs
$3.00 | CEU Hours:1.00 | Intermediate*This course is not approved for NBCC renewal. Please see our NBCC category of courses here.
CEU Course Description
Youth transitioning out of foster care and into adulthood need many supports to navigate the challenges they face. This CEU course focuses on the programs that aim to promote asset building and financial literacy. It explains why these programs are important, suggests a way to think about the types of existing programs, and summarizes what is known about their effects. It then discusses the need to build an evidence base for these types of initiatives in the context of independent living programs and explores some next steps for moving toward that goal.
Article Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Exam writer: Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)
CEU Course Objectives
1. Discuss the reasons why many youth in foster care lack the financial skills required for independence and have reduced financial capability.
2. Enumerate the components that financial education courses ideally incorporate.
3. Investigate the criteria that programs should focus on to better serve youth.
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