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? […]
With only 70% of foster youth graduating high school by age 19, and only 24% going on to college at all, the challenges faced by these emerging adults are clear. FMC’s Youth Voice Program is working with community partners to support Los Angeles youth on their academic journey through Pack for the Future: A Backpack […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 -- […]
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 […]
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.
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.