Making Contact

Failing Our Youth: An Inadequate Foster Care System (Encore)

Foster Care SystemNicole Rocke, former foster youth; Kyle Lafferty, the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy: Linda Bryant, Clinical Professor at New York University’s School of Social Work; Benita Miller, Deputy Commissioner of Family Permanency Services at the Administration of Children’s Services; Lorraine Jacobs, caseworker; Yolanda Vasquez, former foster youth;  Adriane Fugh-Berman, Pharmacology Professor at Georgetown University’s Medical Center; Bill Grimm, Attorney at National Center for Youth Law; Susan Bullard; DAVID ARREDONDO, Child psychiatrist; Dr. Edmund Levin, at the Lincoln Child Center; Nancy Forster, Therapist at the Lincoln Child Center; April Rene Sanders, former foster youth and recipient of AB12; Kyle Sporleader, Statewide Legislative Coordinator for California Youth Connection (CYC).

Music:
Quiet Orchestra, My Friend
Jahzzar, Siesta
Jahzzar, The Flowers Are Still Standing
Poor Alexei, The Long Goodbye
Cory Gray, Build a View

More information:

Drugging Our Kids – Full documentary:

http://webspecial.mercurynews.com/druggedkids/

California Youth Connection

Chapin Hill at the University of Chicago:

Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth

Chapin Hill at the University of Chicago:

Findings from the California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study (CalYOUTH)

National Conference of State Legislatures:

Extending Foster Care Beyond 18

California Fostering Connections to Success: Resource page

California Department of Social Services:

California Fostering Connections to Success Act (AB12) Extending Foster Care Benefits Fact Sheet

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