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Oregon Youth Summit on Wellness

Heyyyyy! Ready for an epic event that's all about taking care of young peoples' mental health in the coolest ways possible? Oregon 2024 Summit: Mental Health Reimagined is a 1-day...

Mental health
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Advocating for Mental Health FFY

Three Lived Experience (LEx) Leaders advocated for improved mental health services for youth involved in foster care and/or juvenile justice at a Policy Lab last month. The lab brought together...

Mental health
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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 work...

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 an...

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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