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12 Ideas for Supporting Youth through the Holidays

1. Understand and encourage youth’s own traditions and beliefs Encourage discussion about holiday traditions the young person experienced prior to being in foster care , or even celebrations they liked...

Family relationships
Well-being
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Quinceanera Dress

For the first month after Marisol* moved in with former FosterClub Lived Experience Leader Jenn Martinez-Pettet and her husband Michael, all Marisol watched were videos of quinceañeras, which are special...

Family relationships
Well-being
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The Supreme Court recently issued a 7-2 decision on the Brackeen v. Haaland case, fully affirming the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and dismissing all arguments against...

Adoption
Family relationships
Permanence
Sibling separation
Transition (aging out)
Well-being
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On February 9th, 2018, the Family First Act (FFA) was signed into law. This February, we celebrate FIVE YEARS of the FFA serving youth across the country. As we celebrate...

Entering foster care
Extension to age 21
Family relationships
Transition (aging out)
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We want to celebrate this landmark legislation from 2018, as well as the hard work of the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council before and after it was...

Family relationships
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On February 9th, 2018, the Family First Act (FFA) was signed into law. The historic passing of the FFA would not have occurred without the voices of Lived Experience Leaders...

Entering foster care
Extension to age 21
Family relationships
Transition (aging out)
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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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Veronica Krupnick, a member of the Hopi Tribe who also has Navajo and Jemez Pueblo heritage, was six years old when she entered New Mexico’s child welfare system, ultimately severing...

Family relationships
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Great question. Family Voices United, a collaborative project with the Children’s Trust Fund Alliance, Generations United, FosterClub and Casey Family Programs presented this question to young people, birth parents and...

Family relationships