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Independent Living Services
|Starting at age 14, youth in foster care must begin preparation for Independent Living.|
|Case Services Plan|
|The youth must participate in the case service plan and accept responsibility for the implementation with the assistance of identified individuals.||The service plan must contain a written description of the programs and services which will help the youth prepare for transition to independence or outline his/her ability to take care of his/her self physically, socially, economically, and psychologically.|
| Foster care parents are responsible for and need to assist the youth in learning or seeking independent
living skills such as:
|When the youth becomes eligible for an Independent Living stipend, an Independent Living Agreement must be developed with the youth's participation and signature, and the youth must be given a copy of the agreement.||When the youth's foster care case is closed the foster care worker must give the youth a copy of the Aftercare Services pamphlet (PUB 858).|