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By shannonsymonds — May 24, 2018

FosterClub is excited to announce the official launch of the #HealthCareFFY Campaign in partnership with First Focus and the State Policy and Advocacy Reform Center and the Juvenile Law Center. Read the #HealthCareFFY Campaign Overview Paper to... Read more

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By shannonsymonds — Apr 30, 2018

May is National Foster Care Month, a month set aside to renew our commitment to the more than 430,000 youth in foster care and the caring adults in their lives, like foster parents, child welfare professionals, state stakeholders, policymakers, and... Read more

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By shannonsymonds — Sep 28, 2017

PeerUp! Creating youth-adult partnerships! 3 words were all I needed to hear to know PeerUp! is a success. We use many methods to measure programs. We call them evidence-based, best practice, but what does that really mean? 3 little words, "I choose... Read more

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By FCJessica — Dec 16, 2015

#FosterClubLeaders were front and center in the discussion on education at the press conference for the Arizona's Invisible Achievement Gap report on December 11, 2015. According to Arizona’s Invisible Achievement Gap report, the majority of Arizona... Read more

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By Team FosterClub — Jul 30, 2014

Congressman David Reichert of Washington and Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass of California discuss the troubling realities of the current U.S. foster care system and the bipartisan legislation pending Senate approval that if passed could help... Read more

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By Team FosterClub — Mar 3, 2014

Matt Slocum/AP Photo​ Every school has it’s own unique courses and curriculums. Every time a foster youth moves schools, their course work and curriculum changes as well. This is far from a recipe for success, and a huge part of the... Read more

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By Team FosterClub — Feb 28, 2014

(pictured: Dashun Jackson, 2013 FosterClub All-Star) Lucette Lagnado from the Wall Street Journal wrote an investigative journalism piece on the abuse of psychotropic medication prescriptions for youth in foster care with the help of FosterClub All-... Read more

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By Celeste — Dec 19, 2010

An exciting opportunity to build national awareness about foster care! ABC News with Diane Sawyer has contacted FosterClub, and asked for help reaching out to young people from foster care. That's where YOU come in! They are... Read more

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By Celeste — Oct 19, 2010

From Nick News with Linda Ellerbee : “Foster Care: A Reality Check,” premieres Sunday, October 24th, at 9 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time. “We don’t have parents that were able to take care of us,” Starr says. “That’s not our fault... Read more

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By Celeste — Jun 7, 2010

About the Fostering Connections to Success and Increased Adoptions Act of 2008 law (Public Law 110-351) The new Fostering Connections law made major improvements to programs and policies related to older youth in foster care. Some parts of the new... Read more

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