As a Foster Youth, My High School Didn’t Prepare Me For Higher Education
Lacking support in school caused me to focus less on my academic goals and focus more on an unstable social life, writes Nelly Braxton.
Advocates Address ‘Sugar’ Dating, a New Way to Lure Young People into Sex Trafficking
Youth Voice writer Nelly Braxton gathered statements from professionals and a survivor of sex trafficking to illuminate how sugar dating can lead to trafficking.
Building Strong Support Networks for Better Mental Health
Foster care and homelessness have played a huge part in my mental health struggles and how I choose to manage them, writes Nelly Braxton.
Ready or Not, There They Go
In coming years, Washington's Department of Children, Youth, and Families will work to get transition-age youth ready to exit state systems.
National Resource Center Reframes How Local Governments Can Serve Dual-Status Youth
Dual-status youth have experience with both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. A workbook offers ideas for local and state governments to develop better practices, procedures and policies that serve these young people.