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Websites of Interest

This site offers reports and information on post and pre-emancipation programs offered.

Fatherhood section of the National Quality Improvement Center
This site provides resources for fathers including important tips for non-custodial fathers involved in child protection cases, focusing on issues such as the father's legal rights, child support and courtroom etiquette. They include information written specifically for fathers on how they can be active participants in their children's case and successfully navigate the protection system.

Foster Care Alumni of America's web site.  Personal stories in the FCAA's Handbook for Life After Foster Care are written by former foster care youth.  There is also a postcard project, where foster care youth design and send in a postcard of their own, much like the popular Postsecret blog.

My Life: Stories from Youth in Allegheny County’s Child Welfare System
Young adults who live in foster care face many challenges, particularly as they transition from out-of-home placement to independence. Given the opportunity, youth in the child welfare system offer great insights about how their lives were shaped by the services they received and by the absence of needed services. DHS tapped into this valuable resource and created My Life.

QuitAlcohol.com - The Dangers of Drinking and Driving
Helpful information for young adults about the consequences of combining driving with drinking alcohol.

Strength of Us is a user-driven, social networking on-line community where young adults, ages 18 to 25 years, living with mental health concerns can provide mutual support as they connect with peers, and share personal stories and helpful resources by writing and responding to blog entries, engaging in discussion groups and sharing videos, photos and other news.

Fosterclub offers transition-aged youth an opportunity to connect with other youth.  Personal stories from other youth in foster care and information about making the transition from foster care can be found on this site.