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Training and Education Program Coordinator

The Training and Education Department is responsible for the development, distribution, and tracking of all the organization’s educational materials including publications, youth and adult stakeholder workshops, and foster parent online training. The Training and Education Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the creation and implementation of trainings, events, and curriculum and publication development as well as tracking progress and striving for rapid growth and development within the department.

Nico'Lee Biddle and Cody Rivera Join FosterClub Board of Directors

FosterClub is pleased to announce the addition of two new members of its Board of Directors, Nico'Lee Biddle of Pennsylvania and Cody Rivera of New York. Nico'Lee Biddle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania. Throughout her career so...

Health care - As Important to Me As Air

I attribute my life and success to an important provision granting Medicaid to former foster youth (FFY) until they reach age 26. Maslow proposed that if basic physiological needs like air, water, sleep, and shelter aren’t met, it can be...

Permanence

In my childhood and early adolescence I had never had a supportive person that gave me hope or encouragement. Throughout my life I had heard horror stories of foster care. It was something I feared more than the situation I...

Watch Young Leaders Talk to Congress about Medicaid for Former Foster Youth

FosterClub Young Leaders, Laticia Aossey and Christina Andino, participated in a Congressional Briefing on the Intersection of Medicaid and Foster Care sponsored by First Focus, FosterClub, and Congressman Tom Marino and Congresswoman Karen Bass of the Caucus on Foster Care...

My Experience at the Daniel Memorial Conference

This year, 2018, I was chosen to attend and represent FosterClub at Daniel Memorial’s 31st Annual National Independent Living Conference in San Antonio, Texas. During my All-Star internship, I had come to recognize Seaside, Oregon as home. It was upsetting...

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We believe that children and youth deserve to be...


Connected

to a peer surpport network and to people in the community who care.

Educated

about their rights, how the foster care system works, self-advocacy strategies, and how to locate resources to help them succeed.

Inspired

and empowered through the stories of people who have succeeded after foster care.

Represented

by having their voices heard by policy makers, the public, and others who influence the system that profoundly impacts their lives. 


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Number of kids in foster care:


Reasons kids enter care:

61% Neglect


52% Parental drug abuse


14% Caretaker inability to cope


Youth that age out each year:


*Source: AFCARS #23. 2016. www.acf.hhs.gov/cb. Some numbers have been rounded.

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