Welcome to the California National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) survey. The NYTD survey is a research study focused on the needs of youth as they prepare to leave foster care and assessing their collective outcomes over time.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE THIS SURVEY? No. Taking the survey is voluntary. But your answers matter! Current and former foster youth across the country are taking this survey to help improve programs and services for youth and young adults in foster care. Plus, you will receive a check or a gift card for taking the survey.
WILL YOU SHARE MY ANSWERS? We will only share your answers when they are combined with answers from other youth. No reports or discussion about this survey will use your name or connect your name to your answers.
WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SURVEY? If you are still in care, please contact your social worker, probation officer, or ILP Office. If you are no longer in care, please e-mail us at NYTD@dss.ca.gov or call us toll-free at 1-877-I-AM-NYTD (1-877-426-6983).Thank you for taking the NYTD survey. The survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete. You can only log-in to the survey once, so be sure to answer all of the questions. Remember to print the certificate of completion at the end of the survey. To begin the NYTD survey, please enter the information below.