Alliance for Children’s Rights Webinar: New Child Welfare Laws: 2017 Policy Reforms

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Join us for a webinar summarizing the key bills that were signed into law this year. These reforms will impact recruitment and retention of caregivers, the services and supports available to families in the child welfare system, and more. We will be joined by experts from the Children’s Law Center, Children Now, Tipping Point Community, […]

Not Just Another Foster Care Story: Beyond the Headlines with The Imprint

Join CNN host Lisa Ling and investigative reporter Karen de Sá, now the editor of The Imprint, for a discussion on  covering the complex issues surrounding foster care and youth justice. America’s most vulnerable children, youth and families often go unnoticed or their stories are oversimplified, but good journalism can make a difference in their […]


Taking On Racial Bias In Child Welfare


Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Time: 10 am to 11 am Pacific Time REGISTER HERE This webinar is sponsored by Accenture.

Former Foster and Homeless Youth Address How Their Experiences Impacted Their Pursuit of Higher Education


Please join Fostering Media Connections at 1 p.m. Pacific on Nov. 13 as we provide an open space for current and former foster youth to speak about homelessness and higher education. Raquel Wilson, who leads Fostering Media Connection’s Youth Voice Program, will lead the discussion alongside two of our very own Youth Voice Contributors, Tatiana […]

Webinar: Reform is the Destination. Tech is the Road.


DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 TIME: 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern Improving casework. Identifying and addressing racial disproportionality and disparity. Reducing the use of foster care. More knowledge about what works to prevent abuse and neglect. Whatever you think is the most pressing reform in child welfare, technology is a key facet of solving the problem. […]

Better Tech, Better Outcomes: How Technology Collaboration Can Improve Foster Care

Child Welfare faced challenges prior to the global pandemic. In the face of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the needs of the most vulnerable children and youth have only intensified. Challenges such as foster family shortages, social worker burdens and exoduses, and the complex needs of youth facing trauma have become more acute and widespread. At […]

Education, Inside and Out

Join Fostering Media Connections for Education, Inside and Out, an online conversation about what we know, and what we’re trying when it comes to educating youth who experience incarceration. This great panel will discuss brand new research around education and juvenile justice, what works when it comes to engaging and inspiring students in juvenile facilities, […]

Getting to Self Sufficiency: Helping Foster Youth Thrive as Young Adults

Thursday, November 9, 10am PST/1pm EST: Join Fostering Media Connections for Getting to Self Sufficiency: Helping Foster Youth Thrive as Young Adults. The past five years have seen some exciting new strategies and policies develop around helping older youth in foster care achieve independence in a healthy way. Our terrific panel of guests will showcase […]

Youth Voices Rising Webinar: “Who Am I: Differently Abled / Identity Development (LGBTQIA2S+, Language Barrier, Immigration)”

Join our webinar, "Who Am I: Differently Abled / Identity Development (LGBTQIA2S+, Language Barrier, Immigration)," where individuals with lived child welfare experiences share their insights. This diverse group discusses the intersectionality of identities, offering firsthand perspectives to increase accessibility, destigmatize various markers, and guide practitioners in enhancing their approaches. Scheduled for Thursday, February 29th, 2023, […]