Foster Care

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Research indicates that children and youth in foster care are far more likely than other children to experience traumatic stress, putting them at risk for negative health, behavioral, educational, and social outcomes. High quality, evidence-based services that focus on building protective factors can help children face and overcome trauma or adversity, increase resilience, and contribute to improved well-being and positive long term outcomes.

Drawing on public input, local data and research, PCL adopted the following goal for foster care investments: Support the well-being and development of children and youth in foster care. The strategies adopted to work toward this goal are:

  • Academic Support (early childhood – college) 
  • Support for youth in the transition to adulthood (ages 14‐24) 
  • Permanency for Youth  

See a full list of the Levy’s 8 Foster Care investments. 

PCL publishes annual performance reports on foster care programs for each fiscal year. Performance of foster care programs during the previous Levy period (2009-2014) is covered in PCL’s 5 year Report.