Foster Youth Services (FYS)

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Scientific Rating:
Not able to be Rated
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
See descriptions of 3 levels

About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Foster Youth Services (FYS) has been reviewed by the CEBC in the areas of: Behavioral Management Programs for Adolescents in Child Welfare and Educational Interventions for Children and Adolescents in Child Welfare, but lacks the necessary research evidence to be given a Scientific Rating.

Target Population: Foster youth, K-12 grades

For children/adolescents ages: 5 – 18

Brief Description

FYS through the Alameda County Office of Education provides a variety of educational support services for foster youth. Tutoring and mentoring are provided along with assistance in getting school records. Trainings are offered to foster care providers, child welfare workers, probation officers, school personnel, and community members. FYS also participates in “team decision meetings” which are daily placement related meetings scheduled by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). FYS is also responsible for serving as Alameda County’s foster youth education liaison.

Program Goals:

The goals of Foster Youth Services (FYS) are:

  • Improve student academic achievement
  • Reduce the incidence of student discipline problems
  • Reduce the rate of student truancy and dropouts

Contact Information

Elizabeth Tarango, MSW, PPSC
Agency/Affiliation: Alameda County Office of Education/Foster Youth Services
Phone: (510) 670-7752
Fax: (510) 670-4536

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: January 2015

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: January 2011

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: January 2011