Monthly Archives: December 2015

News from FYA founding member Oregon Foster Youth Connection

Christie Renick/ December 24, 2015/ Foster Youth Rights, Oregon

Oregon Foster Youth Connection Youth Leaders Katie Robinson and Nicole Stapp appointed by OR Gov. Kate Brown to State Advisory Committee to improve Child Welfare System. FYA is so glad to see state officials bringing Oregon youth voices to the table! Go here to read the article in the Portland Tribune.

Missed the Group Homes Webinar on 12/16/15? View the recording here!

Christie Renick/ December 24, 2015/ California, Florida, Webinars

Missed our HOT TOPICS webinar on Congregate Care? Youth Leaders from California Youth Connection (CYC) and Florida Youth Shine brought us up to speed on their state-level group home advocacy, and Alice Bussiere from Youth Law Center and Sean Hughes broke down for us the broader state and policy issues related to congregate care. Important, timely stuff! Go here to

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2015 Leaders for Change Conference a Great Success!

Christie Renick/ December 14, 2015/ FYA, Leaders 4 Change

I can say the Leaders for Change Conference was the best conference I have ever been to. At the end, I felt knowledgeable, liberated, and empowered.   – Youth Attendee This year’s Leaders for Change conference comprised the largest group of foster youth advocates to ever convene in Washington, DC. In October 2015, more than 80 youth and adult allies from

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FYA HOT TOPICS WEBINAR: GROUP HOMES

Christie Renick/ December 14, 2015/ FYA

WHEN: Wednesday, December 16th at 4 PM PST / 6 PM CST / 7 PM EST TIME: ONE HOUR OUR PANELISTS: * Joy Anderson, policy coordinator with foster youth advocacy group CALIFORNIA YOUTH CONNECTION * Youth leaders and staff with foster youth advocacy group FLORIDA YOUTH SHINE * Staff Attorney Alice Bussiere, YOUTH LAW CENTER * Sean Hughes, SOCIAL CHANGE

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