Posts tagged "Older Youth"
Not Knowing Your Rights is Like Having No Rights At All

Not Knowing Your Rights is Like Having No Rights At All

Oregon’s Foster Youth Bill of Rights Demonstrates the Power of Youth-Led Advocacy By Pamela Butler, Child Welfare Policy Manager, Children First for Oregon On June 27, Governor John Kitzhaber signed Senate Bill 123 into law, establishing a Foster Youth Bill of Rights for children in Oregon. The bill passed both the House and Senate with unanimous...
It Takes a Village to Pass a Bill: Nebraska’s Young Adult Voluntary Services and Support Act

It Takes a Village to Pass a Bill: Nebraska’s Young Adult Voluntary Services and Support Act

By Sarah Helvey, J.D., M.S., Child Welfare Program Director, Nebraska Appleseed Earlier this month, Nebraska joined the growing list of more than a dozen other states in creating a program of extended services and support to age 21 for young people transitioning from foster care to adulthood – an opportunity provided under the federal Fostering...
Webinar: Finding What Works: Helping Young Adults Transition into Adulthood

Webinar: Finding What Works: Helping Young Adults Transition into Adulthood

Review the March 19 webinar, Finding What Works: Helping Young Adults Transition into Adulthood,  using the slideshow and audio player below. The presenters were: Sarah Hurley, Director of Research, Youth Villages Mark Courtney, Senior Researcher at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, John Martinez, Deputy Director, Health and Barriers to Employment Policy Area, MDRC....
Webinar: Improving the Economic Security of Children in Foster Care and Young People Who are Transitioning from Foster Care

Webinar: Improving the Economic Security of Children in Foster Care and Young People Who are Transitioning from Foster Care

Brief: Improving the Economic Security of Children in Foster Care and Young People Who are Transitioning from Foster Care

Brief: Improving the Economic Security of Children in Foster Care and Young People Who are Transitioning from Foster Care

We’re pleased to share with you the second in a series of upcoming SPARC policy briefs. The brief, entitled “Improving the Economic Security of Children in Foster Care and Young People who are Transitioning from Foster Care,” authored by consultant Shawn Fremstad, focuses on ways that advocates can work with government agencies and urge them...