Building Strong Support Networks for Better Mental Health

1/25/2022

Building Strong Support Networks for Better Mental Health

Foster care and homelessness have played a huge part in my mental health struggles and how I choose to manage them, writes Nelly Braxton.

Mental Health Needs to be a Priority in Foster Care

1/24/2022

Mental Health Needs to be Treated as a Priority in Foster Care

Trauma and mental illness seem to go hand in hand with foster care, writes Michael Fulcher.

1/18/2022

Doing Good Works Series

Writers from Doing Good Works' Community Impact Internship share their perspectives and experiences.

As a Foster Youth, Sometimes Mental Health is an Independent Journey

1/13/2022

As a Foster Youth, Sometimes Mental Health is an Independent Journey

When I was in foster care, managing my mental health was more difficult than one can anticipate due to lack of options, writes Nader Irsan.

The Child Welfare System Fails to Provide Affirming Care and Protection to Transgender Youth

1/12/2022

The Child Welfare System Fails to Provide Affirming Care and Protection to Transgender Youth

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, more transgender people have been killed than ever before, writes J. Iñiguez.   

Former Foster Youth in Fashion Tells His Story to Encourage Others

1/10/2022

Former Foster Youth in Fashion Tells His Story to Encourage Others

A Youth Voice Q&A with Keundre Hawkins, a 23-year-old model from Houston who spent time in foster care and is working toward his dreams.

Therapy Can Be a Form of Healing for Foster Youth

1/6/2022

How Therapy Can Be a Form of Healing for Foster Youth

Due to stigma around therapy, I denied myself help that could’ve made such a difference, writes Thalia Bernal.

What No One Told You About Aging Out and Exiting the Juvenile Justice System

1/6/2022

What No One Told You About Aging Out and Exiting the Juvenile Justice System

Young people who leave the child welfare or juvenile justice systems often face significant challenges, writes Deddtrease Edwards.

When College Is Not in Session, Where Do Foster Youth Turn?

1/4/2022

When College is Not in Session, Where Do Foster Youth Turn?

When college campuses close for holiday break or in an unprecedented emergency like the coronavirus pandemic, the former foster youth who rely on colleges for housing security are left scrambling to fill that gap.