Helping the transition to adulthood for people with FASD
The Foster Family Coalition of the NWT created the pilot 4Y Program after identifying a gap in services, specifically for young people with FASD who are transitioning out of foster care. That typically happens at 19, though teens can apply for extended services with their foster families until age 23.
“There’s quite a lot of good support in schools when individuals are children or youth, but once they’ve started turning 19 or 20, and then go through their 20s, there’s not really a lot in place,” said Garvey, who is also a program co-ordinator.
She says not all young people with FASD have people they can count on to help them transition out of foster care, and beyond. That’s where the navigator comes in. (Read more…)