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By shannonsymonds — Oct 29, 2018

FosterClub's Washington D.C. Policy Specialist, Kaysie Getty attended the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association reception to honor Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, to recognize... Read more

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By ashleyatfosterclub — Oct 9, 2018

Kodi Baughman The importance of connection For me, it was really important to stay connected to my mom. My dad was incarcerated and out of the picture early on, so the only parent I was able to form a close bond with was my mom. My... Read more

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By shannonsymonds — Jun 19, 2018

The #HealthCareFFY Campaign, a collaborative project spearheaded by FosterClub, First Focus- State Policy and Reform Center (SPARC), and Juvenile Law Center are excited to announce the release of the first Issue Paper: Youth Who Relocate From... Read more

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By shannonsymonds — Apr 18, 2018

Are you interested in improving your state's implementation of the provision to cover former foster youth to the age of 26? Join a webinar which marks the launch of the Health Care for Former Foster Youth Campaign, a collaborative campaign designed... Read more

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By ashleyatfosterclub — Dec 28, 2017

We've added a new course - Introducing Your Home! The new course focuses on how to introduce a child to your home, reasons a youth may have a difficult time adjusting, and what supportive adults can do to help. Please feel free to share this with... Read more

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By ashleyatfosterclub — Oct 25, 2017

We've added a new course - The Wounded Spirit: Grief in Foster Care! Learn about the unique challenges foster youth face through the grieving process and understand how grief and trauma can manifest in a young person's behavior while gaining tools... Read more

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PeerUp! Pilot Project

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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 FosterClub — Apr 9, 2015

BY DAVID CRARY AP NATIONAL WRITER Not so long ago, if foster children in Florida wanted to spend the night at a friend's house, the parents hosting the sleepover faced a criminal background check. Taking the kids on an out-of-state vacation required... Read more

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By brownm — Oct 3, 2010

I was going to come on here and write about my new job and how life after the All-Star training and summer has been but after getting a call from my brother I have decided to change that for another day and another blog. I just found out that a guy... Read more

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By faithslater — Jun 30, 2010

Love this poem. Thought I would share. Reach for the Stars Reach for the Stars let your light shine through Make this World brighter for me and for you Reach for the Stars…limit not thy self Then turn about and Bless someone else, Reach for the... Read more

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