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2019 april ohio yab meeting


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2019 April OHIO Youth Advisory Board meeting

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2019 april ohio yab meeting

  1. 1. Ohio Youth Advisory Board Thursday, April 18, 2019 Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, OH 43240
  2. 2. We exist to be the knowledgeable statewide voice that influences policies and practices that impact youth who have or will experience out of home care. OHIO YAB Mission
  3. 3. Ombudsman Advocacy
  4. 4. National Advocacy to End the Foster Care to Homeless Pipeline
  5. 5. Federal Briefing and Legislative Visits
  6. 6. 2019 Pathways Conference
  7. 7. Upcoming Meeting with Ohio Medicaid • The OHIO YAB has received multiple reports from former foster youth (between 18- 25 years old) that they have gone to their local Medicaid office and been told they aren’t eligible for Medicaid. • Sample quote: "I am a former foster youth who lost my coverage in September and I have had no health coverage since then. And I have applied for it. I’m only 21. It’s terrible not having health insurance because now I can’t afford my medicine. And appointments.” • We have an upcoming meeting with the new Ohio Medicaid Director tomorrow (April 19th) to explore solutions.
  8. 8. Brainstorming Topics 1. Family First Act (including requiring Qualified Residential Treatment Programs) 2. Fostering College Success: Tips on how to succeed in college from representatives of the Scholar Network. Future opportunity to advocate for tuition waivers for foster youth. 3. YAB Toolkit: Youth brainstorm about how to overcoming transportation barriers, and share how their YAB is working locally to build leadership skills. 4. Ohio CASA: Creating a page on their website specifically for youth.
  9. 9. Preparing for July OHIO YAB Officer Elections 1. OHIO YAB Officer in Training Application 2. OHIO YAB Code of Conduct 3. OHIO YAB Officer Roles 4. Youth voice in developing OHIO YAB priorities for 2020
  10. 10. New and good