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Young people shopping in grocery store

What are these new guidelines? The new SNAP guidelines say that if you were in foster care at age 18 and are now under age 25, you may qualify food...

Independent living
Transition (aging out)
Well-being
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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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Celebrating Our 2023 AllStar Interns We believe Experience = Expertise, and that there is power in community. Those are just two of the reasons we founded our AllStar Internship: so...

Well-being
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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 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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In a noteworthy legal ruling today, the Supreme Court upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in the case of Haaland v. Brackeen. This 7-2 decision confirms ICWA's constitutional validity...

Well-being
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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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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)
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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