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  • {"6":"Explain FCAA’s national postcard project: \nThis postcard expresses one of the characteristics of the Culture of Foster Care: Having to beat the odds in order to succeed. \n","1":"Introductions:\n","7":"Since we are volunteers, we ask ourselves this question all the time\n","13":"Since we are volunteers, we ask ourselves this question all the time\n","2":"Section of the 2012 CCAI's Foster Youth Internship Report titled, "Life's Transitions Do Not Happen Overnight:" *pg. 56\n"Life's transitions are a critical part of human development." \n"The current foster system is designed with the expectation that the transition from adolescence into adulthood can occur overnight." \n"Autonomy plays a critical role in adolescent development; however... the strict rules and regulations placed on foster youth by the state, foster parents and group home staff limits the amount of independence the youth experience." \n","8":"Since we are volunteers, we ask ourselves this question all the time\n","14":"Asking the right questions\n"}
  • 2013 junior league presentation

    1. 1. Struggles Faced By Foster Care Youth in Their Transition to Adulthood 2013 Junior League Bi-Annual Meeting
    2. 2. Life’s Transitions Do Not Happen Overnight Recommended Reading: Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s 2012 Foster Youth Internship Report
    3. 3. Transition to Young Adulthood for a young person with loving, involved parents
    4. 4. Transition to Young Adulthood for a foster care youth who “ages out”
    5. 5. Plunging into young adulthood, without family support
    6. 6. Improving Outcomes; Changing the Odds Foster Care Alumni of America’s “Culture of Foster Care” Postcard Project
    7. 7. How can community volunteers help to keep youth afloat?
    8. 8. Charting the Course, Navigating the Currents of Young Adulthood
    9. 9. Connecting the Dots Conference uits S For s c es Suc
    10. 10. Connecting the Dots Conference
    11. 11. Connecting the Dots Conference
    12. 12. Connecting the Dots Conference My Very Own Blanket Raffle prizes…
    13. 13. Helping young people develop a vision for their future
    14. 14. Practical Needs: Suits for Success Pay It Forward: Baby Clothing Program My Very Own Blanket Raffle Prizes
    15. 15. Who can we depend on?
    16. 16. Who were the top three people in your Safety Net and why?
    17. 17. Permanency Pact
    18. 18. Permanency Pact It is critical to the youth’s success to identify those adults who will continue to provide various supports through and beyond the transition from care. Clarifying exactly what the various supports will include can help to avoid gaps in the youth’s safety net and misunderstandings between the youth and the supportive adult(s). • • • • • • • A home for the holidays A place to do laundry An emergency place to stay Care packages while in college Storage Someone to discuss problems with A phone or computer to use
    19. 19. Early giving hanks s T inner D
    20. 20. Early Thanksgiving Dinners
    21. 21. Early Thanksgiving Dinners
    22. 22. Siblings of the foster care system:
    23. 23. 1.) Allen 2.) Athens 3.) Cuyahoga 4.) Fairfield 5.) Franklin 6.) Greene 7.) Hamilton 8.) Lorain 9.) Lucas-NW 10.) Mahoning 11.) Montgomery 12.) Stark 13.) Summit
    24. 24. Thanks so much for taking the time to listen today.. Foster Care Alumni of America’s “Culture of Foster Care” Postcard Project