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When the school year winds down, FosterClub Lived Experience (LEx) Leaders are just getting started advocating for foster care reform, empowering their peers, and of course, having fun in the...

Education
Mental health
Transition (aging out)
Well-being
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The National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council had the pleasure of meeting with key stakeholders from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) last week! Commissioner Jones-Gaston, Associate...

Mental health
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An Oregon summit will bring together young people with lived experience and field stakeholders for a day of thought-leadership, information-sharing and generating solutions for the future. If you are not...

Health care
Mental health
Transition (aging out)
Well-being
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In recent years, there’s been an influx in conversations around Gender Affirming Care . As some activists fight to ensure all youth have access to Gender Affirming Care, some states...

LGBTQ+ & Two-Spirit youth
Mental health
Rights in foster care
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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...

Education
Entering foster care
Extension to age 21
Family relationships
Health care
Higher education
Independent living
Mental health
Permanence
Rights in foster care
Transition (aging out)
Well-being
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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...

Adoption
Entering foster care
Family relationships
Health care
Higher education
Independent living
Mental health
Permanence
Rights in foster care
Transition (aging out)
Well-being
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In May 2022, the Council invited 12 key field partners to a conversation regarding the Council's priorities connected to Mental Health to inform the ongoing conversations regarding youth mental health...

Mental health
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Family is critical for young people in and from foster care. We know, from what Lived Experience (LEx) leaders have told us, that too often, foster youth are unnecessarily placed...

Mental health
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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...

Extension to age 21
Health care
Independent living
Mental health
Permanence
Transition (aging out)
Well-being
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SUMMARY Since the beginning of the pandemic, FosterClub has conducted several polls to monitor how the pandemic is affecting young people in and from foster care. FosterClub conducted a poll...

Education
Health care
Higher education
Homelessness
Housing
Independent living
Mental health
Transition (aging out)
Well-being