Shoulder to Shoulder is a multi-disciplinary conference providing professional training and building stronger partnerships on behalf of children in the child welfare system.
Ashley and Ashlee have participated in the Shoulder to Shoulder committee for the last 4 years, working to help incorporate youth perspective into Oregon’s largest annual professional training conference. FosterClub works with many partners to ensure conferences and training events are including foster youth perspective and practicing authentic youth engagement.
At this year's conference, FosterClub shared information about the Oregon Connect project and other tools and services FosterClub offers. The Oregon Connect project allows FosterClub to collect surveys for the National Youth In Transition Database (NYTD) in partnership with Oregon DHS. These federally mandated surveys are collected from foster youth ages 17, 19 and 21 to provide foster youth the opportunity to help improve the child welfare systems by sharing information regarding their transition from foster care into adulthood.
Ask us how to get a FosterClub young leader or staff member involved in your upcoming training and event planning, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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