Twelve Child Welfare Policy Ideas from Former Foster Youth
Every year, one of Youth Services Insider’s favorite assignments is poring over the policy recommendations of the 12 young people selected for the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a program operated by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.
Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #7: A Federal Foster Care Bill of Rights
The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 12 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.
Speaking Up and Speaking Out About My Time in Foster Care
From ages 13 to 18, I hated everything about the child welfare system: my social workers, my foster placements, court dates–you name it, I hated it. I was so frustrated with the idea that the choices my parents made forced me to be “different.”
New Bill Would Have Foster Youth Evaluate Their Placements
By Kuaikuai Wei Research has shown that more than 60 percent of children who have been in foster care at least two years have moved two or more times in the system.
Failed Policies, Forfeited Futures: A Nationwide Scorecard on Juvenile Records
The report exposes the issues with the juvenile justice system; it reveals how each state has played a role in this issue by creating a rating system that reveals the problems that need to be addressed.
Child Welfare Ideas From the Experts, #2: Empowering and Comforting New Foster Youths
The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 11 former foster youths who completed Congressional internships.