Flux Book & Training —Life After Foster Care

What do I wish someone had told ME when I was eighteen years old?

Published by Foster Care Alumni of America, Flux is a paperback book and training that explores the emotional journey from foster care to adulthood. For too many of us, learning how to care for ourselves and build our own lives is a messy process of trial and error. Flux provides context to the emotions, challenges and opportunities in a very complicated transition. While it won’t make the process easy, it will help make some sense out of the journey.


A diverse group of seven foster care alumni members authored the book with contributions from more than 100 alumni. Instead of advocating one right way to do things, each chapter of the book and lesson of the training shares the experience of different people who have been there. The authors encourage the next generations of young people facing the transition to examine the issues and develop a highly personal means of finding their way in the world.


Flux covers topics that include:

  • Finding and developing your unique identity
  • Creating and strengthening your support system
  • Handling biological family relationships
  • Developing intimacy with others
  • Navigating parenting issues


To order the Flux book, visit our store. For book orders larger than 25, please contact flux@fostercarealumni.org.


Flux was made possible through a generous grant and the expertise of the Andrus Family Fund, dedicated to supporting the successful transition of youth from foster care to independence.

Request a FLUX Training

Foster Care Alumni of America offers its signature one-day training, which is designed for 16-24 year olds as well as shorter (two to four hour) trainings for service providers. We also offer interactive conference presentations for audiences up to 200 and webcasts. For a breakdown of training prices, please email flux@fostercarealumni.org.

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