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    Advocating for extended care for youths transitioning. Advocating for extended care for youths transitioning. Presentation Transcript

    • What is Foster Care?
    • What Factors can Contribute toYouths being Placed in Foster Care?- Child being removed from the parentalhome due to :• - Abuse• - Loss of parents (death)• - Poverty• - Incarceration - a parents incarceration in prison or jail.• - Abandonment -parents have dropped the child at the sitters and neverreturned
    • What is the current age in whichsupport is tapered off?
    • Why do we feel it is important toextend care?• 42 % of young adults in Canada aged 20-29 live athome with their parents.• Irwin Ellmans report shows that extending carewould actually be more cost effective in the long run" For every dollar spent, the province would save$1.36,"
    • "Im actually terrified because when I turn 21, I haveno one and I will have nothing"
    • What do we want?• Tangible support; financial, housing.• Decision-making or problem-solvingassistance;• Support related to self-esteem; emotionalsupport• Providing job training opportunities
    • Who are our stakeholders?• Irwin ElmanOffice of the Provincial Advocate for Childrenand Youths.• Anna Ho & Jason McGuirk, Our Voice,Our TurnA group of foster youths and former fosteryouths who are advocating for extendedcare and support.
    • How did we go about advocatingfor extended care?
    • How will we continue to advocatefor this cause?
    • How can YOU get involved?Transitional Care for all Foster Youths GTA-Canada.Youth Leaving Care Hearings.
    • ReferencesOffice for the Provincial Advocate of Children and Youth:www.provincialadvocate.on.caStatistics Canada"25 is the new 21" Pdf Report by : Irwin EllmanPhotos:http://ptsd-home.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/foster-care.jpghttp://arteatsbakery.com/images/Red%20velvet%20birthday%20cake%20with%20vanilla%20butter%20cream,%20pink%20boarder,%20black%20monogram%20and%2018%20topper.jpghttp://www.stpetershouse.co.nz/perch/resources/shout1-w929h400.jpg