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National Policy Council Submits Comments to HHS regarding removal of protections from discrimination

By APetite1 — Jan 17, 2020

In December 2019, Members of the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council submitted comments in response to a proposed rule change from HHS ( RIN 0991-AC16, 84 Fed. Reg. 63831 (Nov. 19, 2019 ) which would essentially remove protections... Read more

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Webinar Recording: Youth & Alumni Priorities on Preventing Unnecessary Removal

By APetite1 — Oct 24, 2019

This is an opportunity to hear first-hand from young people who experienced foster care and learn ways to improve practice and policy to better serve young people, their families, and the communities to which they belong. This webinar includes... Read more

Image of the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council logo with text that shared details on October 22nd webinar.
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Webinar: Youth & Alumni Priorities on Preventing Unnecessary Removal of Children from their Families

By APetite1 — Oct 16, 2019

FosterClub and Foster Care Alumni of America are pleased to invite you to a webinar hosted by the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council to discuss improving prevention supports and services to reduce the unnecessary removal of... Read more

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New Recommendations Released - Historic Opportunity for Reform in Child Welfare: Prevention

By APetite1 — Oct 1, 2019

On October 1st, 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 Preventing Unnecessary Removal of Children from their... Read more

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Family is not always Biological

By BrandiRose — Aug 24, 2019

The most important thing in my life is my family. I spent over 2 years in care before being adopted two weeks before my 18th birthday. The whole time I was in care felt like a honeymoon. After the adoption, the relationship between my parents and I... Read more

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Comments from the National Foster Youth & Alumni Policy Council Addressing the Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth

By APetite1 — Aug 21, 2019

The National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children & Youth in the United States , established per the Preventing Sex Trafficking & Strengthening Families Act ( see Council comments on implementation of that law ), requested... Read more

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An Educated Warrior

By Stormy19 — Aug 15, 2019

An Educated Warrior In the middle of my 2019, I’m adorned in blue and white, standing in front of thousands of people staring straight at me. I take it all in with tears dotting my eyes and a smile as wide as you would have ever seen completing my... Read more

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