Dream Teams

The purpose of a Dream Team (Youth Transition Decision Making Team) is to provide “at risk” youth an opportunity to use a high quality, youth- driven process to gather a team of supportive people together to support them in discussing their goals and dreams for their future. This process was developed with foster youth and youth aging out of the child welfare system in mind, but it has the quality of generalizing across a wide variety of “at risk” youth. This service for example lends itself to
specific youth needs, such as those of a teen parent. The outcome of any specific individual Dream Team Gathering is a very concrete set of action steps leading to goals identified by the youth. In the bigger picture, outcome projections include increased resource linkage in the community, prevention of delinquency. and child abuse prevention.

The target population for a Youth Transition Decision Making Team (Dream Team) is a youth who is between the ages of 16 to 24, is currently in the foster care system or aged out of the foster care system, or who is otherwise “at risk” in any way. 

Services are provided by Certified Family Team Meeting Facilitators.

Please contact either Joni Griffin or Dan Bechtol for additional information.


Counties Served: Audubon, Carroll, Cass, Crawford, Fremont, Greene, Guthrie, Harrison, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, Sac, Shelby, Mills, and Taylor.