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 Johnson, Commissioner Elizabeth Darling, and Associate Commissioner Jerry Milner. The topics discussed were
1) supporting permanency with kin,
2) supporting relational permanency and
3) supporting successful older youth adoption.
A summary of key recommendations from each discussion is included in this report.
About the Youth Engagement Team:
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Children's Bureau value the expertise of young adults who have experienced the foster care system. The ACF Youth Engagement Team was developed in 2020 in order to integrate youth voice into ACF's ALLIN Foster Adoption Challenge, a national effort to achieve permanency for waiting children and youth. Learn more at: /all-in-team