Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act
State Efforts Vary When It Comes to Helping Foster Youth Lead Normal Lives
When you’re a parent, you call the shots. It’s about everyday routines like scheduling bedtime and planning what’s for dinner, and long-term goals like what school they will attend or how old they have to be before they can start dating.
Flawed, Rushed Family First Bill Undermines Thoughtful Child Welfare Reform
In the world of policy, decision makers try to balance the needs of various constituencies to drive toward incremental change. Reform efforts that start with the best of intentions can have unintended consequences, often for the very people they are trying to help.
Foster Youth Voices Rise Above the Fray
Earlier this month, Foster Youth in Action, a national foster youth advocacy organization, hosted its inaugural “Voices Rising” webinar, an online presentation during which young people in the foster care system share their stories about action and organizing.
More Sophisticated Transition Planning Needed for Foster Youth with Complex Needs
Youth who age out of foster care face obstacles like homelessness, unemployment and poverty. Think about how much harder it is for young people with complex needs like a chronic illness or an intellectual disability.