Battling Bias: How Homophobia Impacts LGBTQ+ Youth in Foster Care

This "safe space" discussion is for foster youth who are members of the LBGTQ+ community and wish to speak about their experiences of homophobia within the system. Panelists will speak candidly about how they were treated, and will provide advice to other foster youth as well as offer tips on how we can create a […]

Stability Now! Getting Proactive About The Child Welfare Workforce

Turnover and workforce capacity have long been a challenge in the world of child welfare. The Covid-19 pandemic and overall disruptions in the employment sector have taken these issues from challenge to full-blown crisis in many parts of the country. Salaries are an important part of the conversation, but not the only factor. This online […]

Fostering Youth Transitions: New York Foster Youth Break Their Silence!

This webinar will explore the goals and concerns of transition-age youth who were in foster care in New York. Panelists who all have lived experience will share their issues, concerns and the supportive factors that played a role in their development while in foster care. Panelists will discuss whether their goals were met, what programs […]

Tough Conversations: Race & Foster Care

Talking about race isn’t an easy conversation to have, even for adults. Talking about transracial foster care or adoption is a conversation fraught with historical wrongs. Are children done a disservice when placed with families of another race? But with so many kids in need of a safe place, what alternatives, if any, are there? […]

Pack to the Future: Backpack Giveaway

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Youth Voice will be hosting a backpack giveaway event for high school and college-age foster youth. Individuals can check their eligibility and register to receive a bag here.

Nowhere to Be: Youth Homelessness After Foster Care in New York

This webinar will explore the goals and concerns of transitional age youth experiencing homelessness in the Empire State. Panelists have all experienced the New York child welfare system. They will share their concerns, and the factors that lead to their housing instability after care. Panelists will be providing tips and tools to foster youth on […]

Tough Conversations: Let’s Talk About Sex

The most uncomfortable conversation parents will ever have with their children is the sex talk. Find out when is the right time to have the conversation. And, in this age of information overload, why do so many young people know so little about sex? You might be surprised to learn where they’re getting their information. […]

Differently Abled in Foster Care

This webinar will seek to explore real issues youth with disabilities in foster care deal with. Join Youth Voice for a powerful conversation with panelists from different walks of life, with the commonality of experiencing a disability. Hear firsthand how they were treated, advice they have for other foster youth in care, and the recommendations […]

Youth Voice Open House

Take a break, grab a cup of tea and join us for a virtual open house where you can meet our team and learn about the evolution of our Youth Voice program! We will be unveiling new branding for the program -- branding that reflects the energy and excitement of the youth we serve -- […]