Prevention Services Details

Prevention Services

  • Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program (FYSCP)

Foster Youth Services Coordinating (FYSC) Programs provide support services to foster children who suffer the traumatic effects of displacement from family and schools and multiple placements in foster care. FYSC Programs have the ability and authority to ensure that health and school records are obtained to establish appropriate placements and coordinate instruction, counseling, tutoring, mentoring, vocational training, emancipation services, training for independent living, and other related services. FYSC Programs increase the stability of placements for foster children and youth. These services are designed to improve the children's educational performance and personal achievement, directly benefiting them as well as providing long-range cost savings to the state.” (CDE)

·         Video Resources:

·         LCFF definition of Foster Youth?

o   Dependent of the court (subject of a WIC Section 300)

§  Regardless of where the youth is living

o   Ward of the Court (Subject of WIC Sec. 602) and removed from the home

§  Ordered removed from the home and placed in foster care

o   Student Between 18-21 and enrolled in high school

§  Non-Minor dependent under placement responsibility of child welfare, probation, or tribal organization

§  Participating in a transitional living case plan

  • Foster Youth Education Toolkit

  • McKinney-Vento/Homeless Program

“The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act) (42 U.S.C. § 11431-11435) is federal legislation that ensures the educational rights and protections of children and youths experiencing homelessness. It requires all local educational agencies (LEAs) to ensure that homeless students have access to the same free, appropriate public education, including public preschools, as provided to other children and youths. The McKinney-Vento Act defines LEAs as public school districts, direct-funded and locally funded charter schools, and county offices of education. The McKinney-Vento Act also authorizes the funding for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program.” (CDE) 


Definition of Homeless Children and Youths

Homeless Liaison Toolkit

National Center for Homeless Education Webinars

School Selection, School or Origin, & Transportation 

  • Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE)

The TUPE program provides funding for programs in grades six through twelve through a competitive application process for tobacco-specific student instruction, reinforcement activities, special events, and intervention and cessation programs for students. All LEAs that are certified as having a fully implemented tobacco-free school district board policy are eligible to apply for funding. Programs are locally developed, but they are expected to align with the federal Principles of Effectiveness, the recommended California guidelines for tobacco prevention in Getting Results and the Health Framework for California Public Schools (PDF; 2MB). (Each county office of education is eligible to receive funding through the County Technical Assistance and Leadership Funds application to assist school districts within their county in program development, to provide staff development for school and district personnel, and to provide technical assistance as needed.) (CDE)


Tobacco-Use Prevention Resources
Tobacco-Use Prevention Education Funding
The Tobacco Prevention Toolkit

  • Early Mental Health Initiative (EMHI)

 “The goals of EMHI are to enhance the social and emotional development of young students; increase the likelihood that students experiencing mild to moderate school adjustment difficulties will succeed in school; increase their personal competencies related to life success; and minimize the need for more intensive and costly services as they grow older.” (CA Department of Health Care Services)

  • Primary Intervention Program (PIP)
  • Second Step