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News from FYA founding member Oregon Foster Youth Connection

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

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...
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Webinar: Hot Federal Policy Issues 2015

  Download a PDF of the slides here. Download the notes here. View a recording of the webinar below.Read More

Youth Leadership Development Webinar

This was the first webinar in our Nuts 'n' Bolts series. The topic was “Developing Youth Leadership” and was facilitated by Kristina Gelardi, FYA’s resource development specialist, in partnership with a youth co-facilitator. Watch the video below, or access it here.  Read More

Guide for States Implementing the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act

Category : Resources Trafficking
The Center for the Study of Social Policy's (CSSP)  A Guide for States Implementing the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act focuses on how states can meet the "reasonable and prudent parent standard" requirement of H.R.4980 as part of their responsibility to promote normalcy, healthy development and well-being for all...
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State-by-state legislation won by foster youth-led groups

Category : General Resources
  A GROWING LIST  Below is a partial list of state legislation that foster youth-led organizations and Youth Advisory Councils have passed since the 90’s. It’s a big list. Fifty-three pieces of law, most by FYA network members. This list is incomplete, so please tell us which groups and which...
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Working with States to Implement Federal Law

  Jennifer Rodriguez, a lawyer, former foster youth advocate, and current executive director of the San Francisco based Youth Law Center, joined foster youth leaders and supportive adults on Foster Youth in Action’s February 2015 webinar on Implementing the Federal Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Action of 2014. Jennifer...
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Webinar: Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act

Category : Trafficking Webinars
View the video/listen to the webinar hosted by Foster Youth in Action and Foster Club addressing implementation of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act.  Read More

FACT SHEET: Implementing the Preventing Sex Trafficking And Strengthening Families Act Of 2014

Category : Resources Trafficking
On September 29th, 2014, President Obama signed into law new federal rules that could make a real different for foster youth across the United States. Current and former foster youth pushed for this law to happen – a big victory for foster youth advocates! However, there’s more work to do....
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Tips for Writing Agendas and Preparing to Lead Meetings

Category : Adult Allies General
It can be hard as an adult advisor or ally to know just how to help. But, there are in fact important roles for adults. Investing in youth empowerment may require that youth be taught skills in order to lead effectively. Just as children learn to read, by first learning...
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