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Professional Development Program
Rockefeller College
University at Albany

4 Tower Place
Albany, NY 12203
PHONE (518) 442-6500

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Adolescent Services Resource Network of Upstate New York (ASRN)

The Adolescent Services Resource Network of Upstate New York (ASRN), a statewide network created in 1989, was developed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). The network is a multi-component project, with resources to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for local districts, voluntary agencies, foster parents, and juvenile justice (DJJOY) staff to prepare the adolescents in their care for adulthood, by teaching necessary life skills and the importance of developing permanent attachments to supportive adults, families, and community.

The four statewide ASRN Network members work together to address the training and technical assistance needs of local district and voluntary agency staff working with youth in foster care. PDP provides skill-based training and technical assistance to support the project objectives.