Free trainings for those who provide services to county’s foster youth

Free trainings for those who provide services to county’s foster youth
Posted on 08/27/2019

PLEASANT HILL, Calif., August 27, 2019 – As part of Contra Costa County Office of Education’s (CCCOE) Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program's (FYSCP) continued goal to provide technical assistance and professional development to districts and community partners regarding the educational needs of foster youth, CCCOE-FYSCP Education Liaisons will be providing free trainings at the CCCOE during the upcoming months. The CCCOE is located at 77 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill.

The Contra Costa County FYSCP supports the educational needs of children in foster care. The FYSCP program works collaboratively with local school districts, child welfare agencies, foster care agencies, probation, post-secondary institutions, caregivers, and community organizations with the goal of improving the educational gap for foster youth. Using a unique partnership, FYSCP Education Liaisons are located at Contra Costa County Children and Family Services to work closely with social workers to help support the educational needs of children on their caseloads.

The trainings can run from an hour and a half to three hours, with topic such as Defining Foster Youth and School Stability to Special Education: 504 vs IEP. To review the all of the upcoming workshops, their dates and times, descriptions, and registration instructions, please visit this web page. The trainings are also offered to groups and/or individuals who submit a written request, four-six weeks in advance.

If you would like to submit a request for a training at your site or have further questions, please contact Yvonne Beals at 925-942-3463.

About Contra Costa County Office of Education

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The Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) is a unique agency. One of 58 counties in the state of California, Contra Costa County has the 11th largest public-school student population in the state (approximately 178,000 students). Officially established in 1932, the CCCOE has a long history of providing direct services to some of our county's most vulnerable students, including young people who are incarcerated, homeless, or in foster care, as well as students who have severe physical or emotional challenges.

CCCOE also provides support services to schools and school districts in Contra Costa County; services that can be handled most effectively and economically on a regional basis rather than by each of the county's 261 schools or 18 school districts. These services range from budget approval and fiscal support, to technology infrastructure and communication support. In addition, CCCOE provides some of the best, high level professional development opportunities for educators in the entire state. Overall, our county's students rank high on virtually every measure of achievement – from test scores to college entrance rates. The CCCOE maintains a website at

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