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National Issue Priorities -- Results of FYA's 2017 Poll


Results of a poll of more than 500 current and former foster youth about their priority issues for child welfare system change!

This report highlights results of youth-developed poll of more than 500 current and former foster youth from 35 states.  

Youth representatives from FYA's national network developed this poll, and worked with FYA staff to review top priorities of the survey participants and analyze the findings based on overall responses, and by sub-groups of survey participants.

Of the twenty issues on the poll - three were clear priorities for respondents: sibling connections, living independently, and foster parent training.