In Aged Out: How We’re Failing Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care, Think of Us partnered with Bloom Works to identify three big gaps where child welfare is falling short for older youth in foster care. We are falling short when it comes to healing and dealing with trauma, centering youth in their preparedness, and building youth’s supportive networks.
Recently, the Child Welfare Information Gateway hosted Sixto Cancel and I for a two-part podcast about how Aged Out came to be and how these three issues are impacting older foster youth.
Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this conversation to learn more about how we can create a system for older youth in care.
Focus Must Stay On The Child When Providing Care.
The goal for children who need therapeutic care should be to support them through timely permanency in foster care or kinship placements...