Teen Focus

The Teen Focus program began in 2017 and has been serving youth in DCYF care who have the goal of Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement or APPLA.

Teen Focus Permanency Specialists work with youth and young adults to establish legal or relational permanency, or meaningful connections with others. The goal is to have at least one adult connection in the community that they can call upon, a person who knows them and cares about them and their success.

In addition to Permanency, our Education Specialists work with youth to make sure they are on a path to earn their High School Diploma or GED, that they explore post-secondary opportunities, and are equipped with Life Skills to help them be successful, independent adults. The Education Specialist assist youth and young adults with obtaining employment, identification, driver’s licenses and more.

As our young adults enter Independent Living, Teen Focus assists them with acclimating to their new community resources and linking to connections to furnish their new space.

• Relationships & connections with natural supports
• Clarifying youth’s life story
• Educational Advocacy
• Academic Support
• Life Skills Preparation
• Post-Secondary Education exploration
• Vocational Goal Support

To learn more in depth information about the Teen Focus program model, highlights, statistics and more, click on the image to the right.


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