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 -- […]

The Brighter Side: Reflections From Youth on Their Time in Foster Care

Join Youth Voices Rising for a conversation with former foster youth discussing positive experiences, and people who have contributed to their success. This webinar will explore positive outcomes and relationships with mentors, social workers and resource parents. Panelists will be joined by one person who has supported them, and will share methods foster youth can […]

Stay Focused – A Roadmap to Higher Education and Careers

Join Youth Voices Rising for a webinar dedicated to highlighting “success stories” of foster youth who graduated and pursued successful career paths. Learn the challenges they faced along the way as they share their experiences and stories.

Health and Healing: Caring for Yourself and Family

Foster parenting can be tough. That's why it’s important to take time for ourselves and encourage the rest of the family to do the same. Make healing a priority with day-to-day self-care practices or a weekend staycation.

Mental Health At The Crossroads: How New York’s Community Barriers Lead to Family Separation

New York is being sued over its lack of community-based mental health support for youth. Join us for a discussion about the lawsuit, and to discuss the connection between challenges with community-based mental health and the state’s juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Joining us for this discussion are: Sandy Santana, Executive Director, Children's Rights […]

Under Construction: Policies that Shape the New York Child Welfare System

Join Youth Voices Rising as we explore two specific policies “Family First Prevention Services Act” which promotes foster placement with family or close friends (kin) rather than in group homes and the “Raise the Age” bill which will allow 16 and 17-year-olds to be placed into the juvenile justice system. Often, these teens become “crossover […]

Social Worker 411

Hear from social workers across the country about their experiences working with children and families. This is your opportunity to ask the questions you’ve been wanting to ask of social workers and learn what their workday looks like.

Foster Care to Prison Pipeline

Join Youth Voices Rising as we discuss the many systems foster youth are often pipelined through. Panelists will speak of experiences that led them from foster care to juvenile incarceration and discuss the connection between the foster care and juvenile justice systems.

Supporting Reunification & Building Family Bonds

Join Youth Voices Rising for a conversation about community as they speak to panelists with lived experiences and their bio and foster families to discuss how they all worked together. Panelists will offer advice to social workers on best practices to cultivate relationships between bio and resource parents.