Continued Care and Support for Youth
When a youth under Extended Society Care turns 18, they are entitled to enter into a Continued Care and Support for Youth agreement (CCSY)
with NCFST. Planning for CCSY begins before the age of 18 and provides a youth with financial, social, cultural and emotional support until their 21st birthday.
Transitioning to adulthood can be difficult, and young adults need support and guidance at this critical time in their lives. Our Children’s Services Workers engage with CCSY youth by helping them realize their own vision for the future as they move towards independence. Youth under CCSY agreements will be supported by their workers to navigate housing, education, and employment while developing their life skills. They will also strengthen and build existing supports and relationships to family, bands, Aboriginal communities and services through regular service planning.
CCSY is a collaborative approach based in an understanding that young adults thrive when connections are continuously nurtured and supported. Working with our Kin Finding Team
, NCFST will engage with a young person by maintaining and expanding networks and lifelong connections to their family, band, community or any other person identified as significant in their lives.