Foster care has its own confusing language.
We've got you.
You're not alone if you don't know the words below: most young people — even many adults — don't know them, either.
Next time you experience someone using confusing or unknown words, don't be afraid to stop the conversation and ask for a definition. Better yet, encourage adults to use youth-friendly language and reduce their use of acronyms (words like NYTD and ILP and TPR).