ARTICLE TAG

Foster Youth Interns

7/22/2020

Coronavirus Makes for Unique Congressional Internship for Foster Youth

The coronavirus pandemic has added urgency to the work of this year’s class of congressional interns with expertise in foster care – the history of their own lives. The fallout of COVID-19 has hit more than 400,000 children and youth in foster care like few other groups of Americans as yet another trauma in their lives, and none more so than young people approaching independence.

7/10/2019

Florida Congresswoman Joins Congressional Coalition on Adoption

Rep. Donna Shalala (D-Fla.) became the newest co-chair of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption (CCA) earlier this week. The largest bicameral, bipartisan congressional member organization, CCA focuses on issues related to adoption and foster care, as well as domestic and international child welfare.

11/29/2018

Saying Goodbye to My Friend Becky Weichhand

On Nov. 12, I paid a visit to Becky Weichhand, a friend and colleague battling a terrible sort of cancer. It was a rainy night in Washington, D.C. I alighted from my rideshare and ran up Becky’s steps, trying to avoid getting wet.

8/2/2018

Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #9: Improve Federal Supports for Foster Parents

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 10 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.

8/1/2018

Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #8: Parity for Kinship Foster Caregivers

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 10 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.

7/27/2018

Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #5: Mentoring and College Support for Foster Youth

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 10 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.

7/25/2018

Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #3: Protecting LGBTQ Rights in Child Welfare

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 10 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.

7/26/2017

Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #5: A National Standard of Care for Foster Youth

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.

7/20/2017

Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #1: Reducing Frequency of Foster Care Placements

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.