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Blog Posts Tagged: foster care

A Family’s Desire to Empower Foster Youth to Succeed

| June 12th,2015

Connections for Success’ short film is about a family bonded through the mutual love, support and hope they have found and share with each other. Katie and John mentor three young men, Miguel, Demetrius and Jonathan, in order to give them the opportunity to reach their potential; yet, along their journey, Katie and John learned [...]

Former Foster Youth to Advocate for Improved Foster Parent Training

| June 11th,2015

Lily Dorman-Colby understands firsthand the importance of proper training for foster parents. Both of her biological parents struggled with mental illness, preventing them from properly caring for Lily and her brothers. At age 12, Lily was separated from her brothers and moved into the first of five long-term foster home placements. However, Lily soon found [...]

May is National Foster Care Month!

| May 1st,2015

May 2015 is National Foster Care Month, a month specially designated each year to recognize the countless people and organizations improving the lives of young people in foster care across the country. Established under President Reagan in 1988, National Foster Care Month is a special time to celebrate every individual who makes a difference in [...]

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

| April 7th,2015

Our work at Foster Care to Success is so intrinsically tied this issue, as some people fail to realize: children in the foster care system are not bad kids, rather they’ve had bad things happen to them. Every year, about 3 million cases of child abuse are reported in the United States, most of which [...]

Aim Higher Alum Creates Change at Her University

| March 31st,2015

Bette Maisel is a 2014 Aim Higher Fellow attending Notre Dame de Namur University. As a senior at NDNU, Maisel is leveraging her Aim Higher experience to design a program to support other foster youth attending her university. “The program will create healthier experiences for students transitioning from high school to college. We want to [...]

[Guest blog] The Importance and Impact of Protecting Foster Youth’s Credit

| March 10th,2015

Children and youth in the foster care system are at high risk for financial fraud because of their frequent moves and the fact that many – sometimes unscrupulous – people may have access to their personal information. A recent Los Angeles County study found that eight percent of 16- and 17-year-olds in the foster care [...]

Money Matters! Lacresha White Explains Why

| November 20th,2014

What happens when you put former foster youth in a room full of foster care professionals? Education…but the “teacher” may surprise you. On Nov. 17, 2014, the Child Welfare League of America hosted “Financial Challenges Facing Youth in Transition,” a panel discussion about how to create policies and practices to help foster youth with money [...]

Students from the Foster Care System Speak Out

| July 15th,2013

In a panel at the American Bar Association Conference on Children and the Law last week,  three successful students who’ve been in the foster system discussed what it was like trying to balance school, work, and the demands of living in the child welfare system. In their panel discussion – “Voices from the Child Welfare System” – the [...]