This is an opportunity to share views with the Children's Bureau!

When: Tuesday, January 6

  • 3:30pm to 5:00pm PACIFIC TIME
  • 4:30pm to 6:00pm MOUNTAIN TIME
  • 5:30pm to 7:00pm CENTRAL TIME
  • 6:30pm to 8:00pm EASTERN TIME

Register:  (Space is limited!)

As you may know, there is a brand new law – the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113-183/HR 4980), signed into law by President Obama on September 29, 2014.  Join members of the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council for a discussion about:

  • What the new law means for children and youth in foster care
  • What states will be required to do
  • Timeline for implementation of the new law
  • Opportunities for young leaders to provide feedback
  • How young leaders can (and should!) be involved in implementation

For those who participate…
Participants in the UPDATE call will be invited to participate in a special YOUTH STAKEHOLDERS call with JooYeun Chang, Associate Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau ( ) on Wednesday, January 7, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm Eastern Time.  It’s a great opportunity to provide feedback about implementation of the new law, including provisions that address:

  • Normalcy in foster care
  • Prudent parenting standard (what does this mean, anyways?)
  • Rights in foster care
  • Youth participation in case planning
  • New limits to APPLA (Another Permanent Planned Living Arrangement)
  • … and more!

Please contact with any questions regarding this webinar.

About the National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Council
The National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Council convenes to provide federal stakeholders with relevant and timely information as policies and procedures are created that will affect children and families throughout the country. The Council represents a collective viewpoint of youth and alumni who have personal experience in the child welfare system.  The Council is a partnership between Foster Care Alumni of America and FosterClub, with generous support from Casey Family Programs. Advisory organizations include the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, Foster Care to Success, Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, National Foster Youth Action Network, Young Adult Training and Technical Assistance Network (a project of the National Resource Center for Youth Development), and Youth Communications.

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