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By APetite1 — Jan 27, 2023

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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By APetite1 — Dec 6, 2022

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... Read more

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By Celeste — Dec 17, 2020

Introducing the All-In campaign and the Youth Engagement Team - made up of 11 young people with lived experience in foster care, supported by Joshua Christian Oswald, who served as the Youth Engagement Coordinator under Associate Commissioner Jerry... Read more

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By APetite1 — Dec 16, 2020

Today, the All-In Youth Engagement Team released it's recommendations on Improving Permanency and Well-Being. These recommendations come from three roundtable discussions were held with the Youth Engagement Team and ACF Assistant Secretary Lynn... Read more

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By APetite1 — Jul 6, 2021

Written by Aleks Talsky , Member of the ACF All-In Youth Engagement Team Policymakers, agencies, and professionals continue to expand and develop best practices around achieving permanency for young people served by the child welfare system. Whether... Read more

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By APetite1 — Dec 31, 2020

Today, the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council released a new statement: A Historic Opportunity to Reform the Child Welfare System: Youth & Alumni Priorities on Older Youth Successful Transition to Adulthood with 4 priorities... Read more

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By APetite1 — Dec 7, 2020

In October 2020, the All-In Campaign Youth Engagement Team was launched with eleven young people with lived experience in foster care, led by Youth Engagement Coordinator, Joshua Christian Oswald. Learn more about why these young leaders are... Read more

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By shannonsymonds — Feb 22, 2019

We asked youth to share how they stay connected with family (including parents & siblings), and why staying connected is important to them. Check out what they had to say, and learn why family connections matter. Interested in contributing your... Read more

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By shannonsymonds — Feb 6, 2019

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED - THANK YOU FOR ENTERING! The young people of foster care never cease to amaze us. We invited FosterClub's youth to contribute their voice to our Foster Love in February contest by sharing poems and stories of ways they stay... Read more

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By ShelliG99 — Sep 10, 2018

In my childhood and early adolescence I had never had a supportive person that gave me hope or encouragement. Throughout my life I had heard horror stories of foster care. It was something I feared more than the situation I was in with my own family... Read more

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