There is a high prevalence of health issues in children living in foster care.
The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute has released Tools For Transformation: Building a Compassionate Child Welfare System which highlights policy recommendations provided by participants in the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 10 young people with experience in foster care who have completed congressional internships. The FYI Program began in 2003 as an effort to raise awareness to federal policymakers about the needs and unique perspectives of those who spent time in foster care.
Be sure to check out Issue #2: Getting Serious About Siblings with recommendations provided by Brittney Barros, an undergraduate student at Easter Michigan University! Congrats Brittney and thank you for your work!
Fostering Success Michigan is a program of Educate Tomorrow that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline."Make a Donation