Mentoring Youth in Foster Care

Fostering Families Today teams up with Youth Voices Rising to offer tips on how to take your foster parenting to the next level with intentional mentoring and build a team of support for the teens in your family.

Clearing Hurdles: How Schools Can Foster Student Success

Foster youth often face many barriers that threaten their academic achievement. Join Youth Voices Rising as we explore ways school officials and staff can cultivate positive relationships with youth while they’re in high school and in college. Panelists will discuss how schools can better support foster youth and how mentorship can be effective. A probation/school […]

Building Bridges of Connection

Fostering Families Today is back with another conversation on growing relationships between caregivers and bio families. Hear from families who build these relationships every day, with suggestions on how you too can create these connections to benefit the children in your family.

Foster Care Survivors’ Guilt

In celebrating themselves after care, foster youth often experience distorted feelings of guilt and negative thoughts about themselves. Join Youth Voices Rising as our panelists describe how traumatic experiences led to their “survivor’s guilt.” Our panelists will also provide tools to deal with PTSD, lack of reunification, and lack of support for TAY after exiting […]

Kinship Voices

With little notice or preparation, kinship caregivers step up to care for family or close friends. Hear what kinship parenting looks like from caregivers across the country and the resources that have helped them along the way this National Kinship Care Month.

Education, Inside and Out

Join Fostering Media Connections for Education, Inside and Out, an online conversation about what we know, and what we’re trying when it comes to educating youth who experience incarceration. This great panel will discuss brand new research around education and juvenile justice, what works when it comes to engaging and inspiring students in juvenile facilities, […]

Getting to Self Sufficiency: Helping Foster Youth Thrive as Young Adults

Thursday, November 9, 10am PST/1pm EST: Join Fostering Media Connections for Getting to Self Sufficiency: Helping Foster Youth Thrive as Young Adults. The past five years have seen some exciting new strategies and policies develop around helping older youth in foster care achieve independence in a healthy way. Our terrific panel of guests will showcase […]

Youth Voices Rising Webinar: “Who Am I: Differently Abled / Identity Development (LGBTQIA2S+, Language Barrier, Immigration)”

Join our webinar, "Who Am I: Differently Abled / Identity Development (LGBTQIA2S+, Language Barrier, Immigration)," where individuals with lived child welfare experiences share their insights. This diverse group discusses the intersectionality of identities, offering firsthand perspectives to increase accessibility, destigmatize various markers, and guide practitioners in enhancing their approaches. Scheduled for Thursday, February 29th, 2023, […]