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By emilyfish — Apr 24, 2019

National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council Members met with Dr. David Sanders of Casey Family Programs this morning to discuss the vision and re-envisioning of the 21st Century Child Welfare System. Members shared ideas around prevention... Read more

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By yeseniaanaya — Mar 8, 2019

FosterClub had the privilege to chat with Cordelia Cranshaw, a former foster youth, and the reigning Miss District of Columbia, USA, 2019. Cordelia was in and out of foster care for most of her childhood, aging out of care at 21 years old. "Growing... Read more

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By APetite1 — Aug 13, 2018

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... Read more

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By APetite1 — Jul 4, 2018

As part of the Council's ongoing work, we are asking for your feedback about the impact we have had on policy and legislation. If the Council has had an impact on your work as a professional or advocate in child welfare, we want to know! Please take... Read more

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By Celeste — Jun 13, 2018

At the inaugural meeting of the National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council in February 2012, Council members discussed a wide range of ideas about how to improve the foster care system. In a meeting with the Administration for Children and... Read more

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By akin.abioye — Feb 21, 2018

February 22, 2018 Washington, D.C. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) helped 20 million Americans secure access to quality health care. Among that 20 million, are some of the nations most vulnerable to inadequate health care, former foster youth. In... Read more

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By Celeste — Feb 20, 2018

Every year, thousands of young people are affected by the foster care system and many suffer trauma far greater than that they may have experienced in their home environments-- a trauma that could have been avoided if only systems were designed to... Read more

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By akin.abioye — Feb 8, 2018

Washington, February 8, 2018 The Family First and Prevention Services Act Finds Hope in the Continuing Resolution As you all remember, back in 2016, we were only votes away from witnessing what many would have considered... Read more

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By Celeste — Feb 1, 2018

Are you a young leader interested in impacting the child welfare system at the national level? Do you know a young leader that would be a good fit? Check out this opportunity to apply for the National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council -... Read more

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By Celeste — Jun 17, 2017

On Thursday, June 15, 2017, the Council hosted a webinar that centered on homelessness among former foster youth. This was an opportunity for the community to hear first-hand from young people who experienced foster care and learn ways practice and... Read more