course »Emancipation for Foster Care Teenagers-Part II

Date: 1/23/2019, 9:30 am—11:30 am
County: Alameda County
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
Phone: 510-428-3783
Emancipated, they are legally adults and free from the foster care system. Children usually “age out” of foster care when they turn 18 years old, the age of emancipation in most states. However, there’s no set age that marks the end of foster care. Federal guidelines require states to assist children during their transition from foster care to independence, beginning as early as the state agencies find appropriate, and in some cases as early as age 13.