Resources for Youth
Sometimes, when you have a problem, you just need some information. Questions can be embarrassing, and it’s hard to admit that you don’t know something.
Maybe you have an important question right now and can’t wait to see the right person to ask. Where do you look for those answers? You could use Google or another search engine, but there are also other places that might be able to help you. Here are some places to try:
- For information about what will be happening at court, you can look at our court guide.
- Another resource to help you understand what’s happening in dependency court is this activity book
- It’s very important that you get to visit those you love. Here is a Visitation Activity Book for you to look at. For teenagers, click here to view the Teen Visitation Guide.
- To hear what other kids involved with CYS are saying, you can look at the National Network for Young People in Foster Care.
- Being a little different than other kids can be hard and make you feel lonely; for kids who are LGBTQ, this can be especially hard when in foster care. Here is a handbook written specifically about your issues and a place you can turn to for some help.
- Here is a handbook written for kids in New York who are in foster care. The legal part is a little different than our state, but there is really good stuff in there about growing up and leaving foster care.
- There are all different kinds of people who want to make the world a better place for kids. Here is a website that is hosted by lawyers who want kids to know that they are not alone out there. They want to help you understand what is happening in your life.
- All Youth in Care Have an Attorney Brochure
Here are a few other topics you might be interested in:
If none of these help, you can vist www.teenhelp.com, a website that covers a lot of topics and has lots of information.
Handbook for Youth in Foster Care
LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care System Handbook