October 28, 2020
Improving Life Outcomes for Youth of the Foster Care System
In the United States, approximately one in 17 children will spend time in the foster care system, yet it continually fails to deliver desired outcomes. Think of Us — a non-profit that aims to successfully transition foster youth into a prosperous adulthood—recently spent time exploring how the system works for older foster youth who are aging out of care in 5 jurisdictions across the country. Through their research they identified what they consider to be the three missing pillars for positioning older foster youth for better life outcomes.
Join us for a sneak-peak presentation of what they learned, followed by a discussion about implications for improving the foster care system across the nation.