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 -- […]

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 […]