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Professional Development & Meetings

As part of our commitment to support districts’ efforts to serve foster and homeless students, we have scheduled the following:

Regular Meetings

The Foster Youth Executive Advisory Council (FYEAC) meets. The FYEAC invites youth, districts and partner agencies to provide programmatic input for the FYSCP. Contact the FYSCP staff for the next meeting date and location information.

District Foster Student Liaison Meetings are held quarterly. Contact the FYSCP staff for the next meeting date and location information.

Professional Development

The FYSCP offers professional development to schools/districts and partner agencies upon request. A sample of topics available are:

  • Educational Rights and Responsibilities
  • Removing Barriers to Education for Foster Students
  • Trauma Informed Practices
  • Trauma Informed Practices 2 – Tools and Strategies
  • Transitions to Higher Education
  • Qualifying for the Graduation Waiver

Schedule a Workshop

Justin Parker

Program Coordinator II

Professional Development Training Videos

AB 167/216 - Qualifying for the Graduation Waiver

Learn about the law that helps credit deficient students in foster care qualify for a graduation waiver. This waiver would allow certain students who meet specific criteria to graduate under California's minimum credit requirement of 130, which eliminates electives.

AB 490 - Educational Rights and Responsibilities

Learn about the educational rights of students in foster care, and what you can do to remove barriers to their educational success.

Transitions to Higher Education

Trauma Informed Practices for School