Youth Leadership Advisory Team (YLAT)

YLAT is a joint project between Maine’s Youth in Foster Care, The Maine Department of Health and Human Services, and the Muskie School at University of Southern Maine. YLAT is committed to improving the short-term and long-term outcomes for youth who are or have been in foster care.

YLAT, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, PO Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104-9300, phone: 207-780-5861

Answers Handbook

A handbook for youth by youth in foster care: The Answers Handbook serves as a guide to youth and adults, addressing many of the issues and questions that youth may have about the foster care system. The handbook was originally written for youth by a team of twenty-two youth in foster care who came together for a two day summit in 1998. Since that first publication, the information has been updated four times.

We will always update the Answers Handbook when new information is available.

You can look and print individual sections (below) or the entire Answers Handbook