In March, we asked for youth and alumni support as the Council gathered information on reunification services for foster youth. Council Members and partners developed and shared a survey called "Reunification Survey: Supports for a Successful Return Home."
The Council wanted to know about youth and alumni experiences returning home from foster care and the services they received. Many current and former foster youth responded, and thanks to their efforts, the Council can now use this information to help improve the resources available to young people in foster care and champion services that would lead to more successful returns home.
During the Council's in-person meeting in April, they presented key findings to the Associate Commissioner at the Children's Bureau, Jerry Milner. In June, the Council presented key findings to stakeholders in child welfare on a webinar hosted by Casey Family Programs.
The Council would not be able to have such a far-reaching impact without youth and alumni input. Thank you!
We encourage you to use this information in the work you do with children, youth, and families.
Check out the survey results below.
A special thank you again, to the youth and alumni who participated, for your input. It is invaluable to the collective voice of youth and alumni that the National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council represents!