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Former Intern Joins the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute

2/2/2022

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.

Alaska Foster Youth Get More Input in their Cases

11/11/2021

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.

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Next Week, Thousands of Foster Youth Will Age Out on the Same Day

9/21/2021

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.

Proposed Laws in Minnesota and Other States Would Limit the Practice of Seizing Federal Benefits from Foster Youth

8/31/2021

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.

A study of life in institutions and group homes revealed firsthand testimony of poor nutrition, upended education and excessive use of psychiatric drugs.

7/21/2021

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.

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4/15/2021

Biden’s Child Welfare Chief Meets Foster Youth, Calling for Cash Grants and Promising to Address Systemic Racism

Aysha Schomburg, who was appointed associate commissioner of the federal Children’s Bureau by President Joe Biden this year, speaks with Think of Us founder Sixto Cancel at a live-streamed townhall Thursday.

3/18/2020

MARCH 19, 3:30 PM EST: Top Trump Child Welfare Official and Former Foster Youth will Host COVID-19 Town Hall

On Thursday, March 19, Jerry Milner of the federal Children’s Bureau is teaming up with former foster youth and tech entrepreneur Sixto Cancel to co-host a virtual town hall inviting foster youth to contribute to the fight against the coronavirus. 

5/2/2017

#HackFosterCareLA Brings Tech Lens to Country’s Largest Foster Care System

This weekend, over 200 people gathered at Fullscreen Media in Playa Vista for #HackFosterCareLA – Los Angeles’ iteration of the hackathon events that have been taking place across the country since last May at the White House.

2/28/2017

Silicon Valley Hacks Foster Care

After launching at the White House and building steam in New York City, the intersection of tech and foster care has made it to the mother ship in northern California. Yesterday kicked off the two-day Silicon Valley Hack Foster Care Summit, the latest event in a growing movement to the foster care and technology communities together to hack the system.