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In October 2020, the All-In Campaign Youth Engagement Team was launched with eleven young people with lived experience in foster care, led by Youth Engagement Coordinator, Joshua Christian Oswald. Learn...

Permanence
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Let's face it, the holidays can be tough for young people in foster care, and this year perhaps more so than ever. Young people in foster care may feel lonely...

Well-being
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FosterClub filed an Amicus brief in the Fulton vs. Philadelphia case that is being heard by the Supreme Court today. A bit of background: 'Amicus curiae' means 'friend of the...

LGBTQ+ & Two-Spirit youth
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The big news: Last night Democrats in the House of Representatives introduced the Updated HEROES Act, a comprehensive relief bill, which among many other things, includes critical emergency assistance to...

Higher education
Independent living
Transition (aging out)
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Today, the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council released a new statement: A Historic Opportunity to Reform the Child Welfare System: Youth & Alumni Priorities on Special Populations...

Crossover to Juvenile Justice
Education
LGBTQ+ & Two-Spirit youth
Psychotropic medications
Sex trafficking
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Media Inquiries: Contact Angel Petite, Policy Manager 503-717-1552 PRESS RELEASE Aug 7, 2020, Washington, DC - A ray of hope for foster youth emerged today when, in a bipartisan effort...

Transition (aging out)
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Young people have been advocating through the #UpChafee campaign for COVID relief for older youth from foster care… we are so excited that much of what was asked for (and...

Extension to age 21
Higher education
Housing
Independent living
Transition (aging out)
Well-being
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In mid-June, FosterClub hosted a virtual panel to learn how ILPs across the nation are addressing the needs of young people from foster care during the Coronavirus pandemic. The webinar...

Well-being
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I spent six years in foster care, and although difficult in many ways, that time during my youth gave me the resilience, passion and drive for the life I have...

Transition (aging out)
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On July 2, 2020, The National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Council hosted a webinar to discuss their 2020 Priorities: A Historic Opportunity to Reform the Child Welfare System: Youth...

Mental health
Psychotropic medications
Rights in foster care
Sex trafficking
Well-being
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