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What is your county of residence?

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* 1. What is your county of residence?

What age groups have you ever provided foster care services to? (select all that apply - do not continue with the survey if you only care for populations younger than 13):

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* 2. What age groups have you ever provided foster care services to? (select all that apply - do not continue with the survey if you only care for populations younger than 13):

How many years have you been a foster parent?

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* 3. How many years have you been a foster parent?

What supports/resources would be helpful to you in taking care of teens? Select all that apply)

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* 4. What supports/resources would be helpful to you in taking care of teens? Select all that apply)

Have you worked with foster youth on PAL class homework? Why?

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* 5. Have you worked with foster youth on PAL class homework? Why?

Has someone discussed with you how to prepare foster youth for adulthood other than PAL classes? If your answer is yes, please indicate the role of the person who talked with you and a few words about what they discussed.

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* 6. Has someone discussed with you how to prepare foster youth for adulthood other than PAL classes? If your answer is yes, please indicate the role of the person who talked with you and a few words about what they discussed.

Have you ever brought a youth to a DFPS teen conference or an aging out seminar? Why?

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* 7. Have you ever brought a youth to a DFPS teen conference or an aging out seminar? Why?

Have you ever filled out a Life Skills Assessment? Why?

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* 8. Have you ever filled out a Life Skills Assessment? Why?

Have you participated in a PAL orientation meeting? If no, please indicate why.  If yes, what did you learn?

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* 9. Have you participated in a PAL orientation meeting? If no, please indicate why.  If yes, what did you learn?

Have you ever participated in a meeting where the youth's life skills assessment results are interpreted and provided to you? Why?

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* 10. Have you ever participated in a meeting where the youth's life skills assessment results are interpreted and provided to you? Why?

What, if any, of these serve as barriers in ensuring you are able to help a foster youth get to a life skills/preparation for adult living event? (select all that apply)

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* 11. What, if any, of these serve as barriers in ensuring you are able to help a foster youth get to a life skills/preparation for adult living event? (select all that apply)

What could DFPS do to help you prepare foster youth for adulthood?

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* 12. What could DFPS do to help you prepare foster youth for adulthood?

What could your Child Placing Agency do to help you prepare foster youth for adulthood?

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* 13. What could your Child Placing Agency do to help you prepare foster youth for adulthood?

What do you think your responsibilities are related to preparing a youth for adulthood?

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* 14. What do you think your responsibilities are related to preparing a youth for adulthood?

What is the biggest challenge in preparing foster youth for adulthood?

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* 15. What is the biggest challenge in preparing foster youth for adulthood?

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

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* 16. Is there anything else you’d like to add?

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