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. […]

Sustenance in Hard Times: Foster Youth Face Food Insecurity

Join Youth Voice as former foster youth uncover the truth behind the growing issue of food insecurity in the United States and how it has impacted the lives of foster youth, specifically in LA County. Our panelists will also provide advice to help other foster youth on best practice to combat food insecurity. You do […]

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 […]

Somebody’s Child or Nobody’s Child

Join Youth Voice as we explore the impact parental incarceration has on youth. Hear from former foster youth with lived experience as we explore coping methods for youth in care, and explain how you can support and advocate for them.

College Ready, Career Prepared

Join Fostering Families Today and their expert panel of former foster youth to discuss "College Ready, Career Prepared," their new guide to postsecondary education for youth in care.

Safe Space When There’s No Safe Place: Tips from Youth Who Faced Maltreatment

This discussion will explore the difficult topic of maltreatment amongst youth who have experienced foster care. Young people from Los Angeles County will share their experiences of maltreatment at various levels and provide social workers, advocates and other mandated reporters best practices to identify maltreatment at home and school. This event is sponsored by iFoster.