National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD)
Who should complete the NYTD Survey?
Any youth who completed the NYTD survey while they were in state care between 10/01/2010 and 09/30/2011 and has been asked by their Child Protective Service Worker or Juvenile Probation and Parole Officer to complete it again.
You will receive a $25 gift card for taking the survey. If your birthday falls between October-March and you take it in October you will be entered in a drawing to win a laptop computer. Same deal applies if your birthday falls between April-September and you complete the survey in April.
What is NYTD?
In 1999, Congress established the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP). This program gives States flexible funding to assist youth in transitioning out of foster care. The law also requires the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to develop a data collection system to track the independent living services provided to youth and to develop outcomes that measure states' success in preparing youth for their transition from foster care to independent living. To meet this requirement, the National Youth in Transition Database, or NYTD, was created.
What data is being collected?
Starting in October of 2010, each state including New Hampshire began collecting and reporting biannually to ACF the independent living services provided to youth in out of home care to prepare them for self-sufficiency after exiting state care.
From October of 2010 through September 2011, the NH Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) administered the NYTD survey to youth who were 17 years of age and living in out of home care. The survey, created by the federal government and administered to youth across the country, covers a range of topics including financial self-sufficiency, experience with homelessness, educational attainment, positive adult connections, high-risk behavior and access to health insurance. The youth that completed the survey at age 17 will be asked to complete it age 19 and then again at age 21. The process will then repeat itself with a new group of 17 year olds every three years.
If you have any questions at all please contact your DCYF CPSW or JPPO or contact the DCYF Adolescent Worker in your area:
For more information about NYTD go to www.nrccwdt.org/nytd/
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