Think of Us
New Center for Lived Experience Gets Funding Boost
Think of Us, a national nonprofit founded in 2014, just got a major capacity boost to build out the Center for Lived Experience it launched this year.
With Lived Experience, Don’t Ask If You Don’t Plan to Act
To really help families with child welfare experience, we must build trust, listen without agenda and commit to making family-driven changes.
Stimulus Aid for Former Foster Youth Isn’t Reaching Most Eligible Kentuckians
A federal stimulus package that was meant to provide aid to current and former foster youth is not reaching many Kentuckians who may need it.
Former Foster Youth Intern Joins the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute as Staff
Angelique Salizan participated in the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's Foster Youth Internship Program in 2015. Now, she's returning as a policy director.
Campaign Pushes for Children and Parents’ Right to Quality Legal Counsel
A campaign is underway to extend the right to an attorney to children and parents nationwide caught up in the child welfare system.
Next Week, Thousands of Foster Youth Will Age Out on the Same Day
Champions for young adults in foster care say that as many as 18,000 could age out of the system next week when a federal moratorium expires.
Pandemic Relief Funds for California Foster Youth Slow to Reach Needy Young Adults as Deadline Approaches
Few eligible young people have been verified to receive pandemic relief funds for former foster youth, according to data provided by the California Department of Social Services.
New Study Suggests Ending Group Care for Foster Youth
A study of life in institutions and group homes revealed firsthand testimony of poor nutrition, upended education and excessive use of psychiatric drugs, and urged an end to their use to house foster youth.