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Think of Us

Youth Services Insider

12/15/2022

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.

Portrait of Katie Miller, a woman with short auburn hair and a black top.

8/8/2022

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.

Bill Would Help States Track Down Missing Foster Children

2/18/2022

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.

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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.

Judges in “Kids for Cash” Scandal Must Compensate Families, Court Decides

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.

    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.