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Webinar: Older Youth Pandemic Relief: State Spotlights- Implementation in Oregon


On May 26th, 2021, FosterClub and Youth Law Center hosted a state spotlight webinar with Child Welfare service providers and advocates focused on implementing the older youth provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act. In this webinar, you will hear from Oregon's Youth Transitions Program Manager and ILP/Chafee Program Coordinator on implementing extended services, Chafee and ETV provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act. Advocates shared tips for implementation, insights into the planning process, ways to engage young people, and answers to questions from the audience. 

  • Summary of the Law and Implementation Updates

  • Implementation of Older Youth Services and ETV Pandemic Relief in Oregon

  • Centering Youth Voice in Implementation and System Transformation   

  • Q&A

This webinar aims to provide examples and tools for implementing the older youth provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act in your state or jurisdiction and the importance of engaging and incorporating youth with lived experience in the implementation process. 

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  1. View Oregon's re-entry communication plan they utilized to educate former foster youth/ young adults and external partners of extended services availability, eligibility, and process for accessing. 
  2. View Oregon's project charter outline, which they used to develop an implementation plan and identify challenges, goals, and supports needed to implement Older Youth Provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act successfully.

The Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act (H.R. 7947) became law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act on December 27, 2020 (PL 116-260). This law is intended to bring significant emergency relief to young people in and from foster care. Young people in and from care were instrumental in the passage of this law, and young people must be involved in the implementation process. 

Would you like to highlight your state's or jurisdiction's implementation in our next webinar? Please send us a message at [email protected]

Reach out to [email protected] for questions about this webinar or implementation.

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