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SOGIE Data Collection: Why Does It Matter?

By AbbyShuler — Jan 30, 2023 (pinned)

First, let’s explore what SOGIE means. SOGIE stands for S exual O rientation, G ender I dentity and E xpression. Sexual Orientation: who a person is attracted to Gender Identity: how a person sees themselves Gender Expression: how a person presents... Read more

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Council Members share Immigration Priority with Federal Leaders

By APetite1 — Jan 27, 2023 (pinned)

This week, the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council engaged with newly confirmed Administration of Children, Youth & Families Commissioner Rebecca Jones Gaston and Children’s Bureau Associate Commissioner Aysha Schomburg and... Read more

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National Policy Council Amplifies Guidance for Child Welfare Agencies in Preventing Human Trafficking in Foster Care

By AbbyShuler — Jan 20, 2023 (pinned)

“Just help the foster youth to understand that they deserve to be treated appropriately and that people are there to listen.” – former foster youth January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Youth involved in the child welfare system... Read more

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In Recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By kristenhintz — Jan 16, 2023 (pinned)

One of the many ways we can celebrate the life and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is to have the courage to create change that will bring us closer to his vision of an inclusive and just society free from poverty, racism, and violence. In... Read more

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New Priority Released: Supporting Immigrant Youth & Children in Foster Care

By APetite1 — Dec 6, 2022 (pinned)

Today, the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council is pleased to release its 19th priority statement: Supporting Immigrant Children & Youth in Foster Care . Recent years have seen an increase in attention to children who enter the... Read more

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What LEx Leaders Say about ICWA

By APetite1 — Nov 10, 2022 (pinned)

This week, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in a case ( Haaland v. Brackeen ) that will impact Native youth and families across the United States - especially those who are in foster care. FosterClub Lived Experience (LEx... Read more

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What does Indigenous Peoples' Day have to do with foster youth?

By APetite1 — Oct 10, 2022 (pinned)

Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day. For the second year in a row, it is recognized as a federal holiday in the United States. What you may not know is why Indigenous Peoples’ Day is celebrated and how it’s connected to Native youth in foster care... Read more

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