New Organization Boosts Growing Movement of Former Foster Youth
In the last 20 years, there’s been a noticeable uptick in the size and reach of foster care alumni networking organizations and events nationwide. Shalita O’Neale has been an active participant in this movement while running her company, Fostering Change Network LLC (FCN).
Roundtable Reveals Over-reliance on Child Welfare’s Permanency Exception
Youth Services Insider checked out a roundtable discussion yesterday, hosted by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.), where former foster youths and child welfare policy leaders agreed that limitations should be placed on Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (APPLA), a case-planning designation meant to serve as a rare exception to family reunification and adoption.