January Newsletter 2

What’s Inside… Leadership Corps Retreat National Foster Youth Needs Assessment Survey Shadow Day is Approaching! Christmas with Karen Bass Youth Spotlight: Christopher Mundy Leadership Corps Retreat In December, 30 members of the Leadership Corps participated in a retreat in Long Beach, CA. The goal of the Leadership Corps Retreat was to build a strong foundation […]

January Newsletter

Headlines: A Note From Our Executive Director Dr. Phil Spotlights Foster Care Leadership Corps Retreat Leadership Corps Moving On Newest Team Member: George Final Thoughts A Note From Our Executive Director While there are many uncertainties about the year ahead, we do know one thing for sure. Thanks to all our work last year, NFYI […]

Trump, Obama Agree on Educational Stability; What about Foster Kids?

Both Donald Trump and Barack Obama agree that uprooting a child from their school can be destructive to their social and emotional development and educational achievement. Learn more about what this means for foster children and what steps still need to be taken. Read Full Article: https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/featured/trump-obama-agree-on-educational-stability-what-about-foster-kids/23994 Chronicle of Social Change January 15, 2017

HUD Awards $33 Million to Help End Youth Homelessness

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is working to end youth homelessness in ten communities. Learn more about the $33 million award and the systems they intend to build with it. Read Full Article: https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2017/HUDNo_17-008 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development January 13, 2017

After 20 Years, Young Man Leaves Foster Care On His Own Terms

Having spent the last 20 years in the foster care system, Noel Anaya is now leaving on his terms. Read his thoughts as he reflects on his experience in the system and looks forward, toward the future. Read Full Article: http://www.npr.org/2017/01/11/508608745/after-20-years-young-man-leaves-foster-care-on-his-own-terms?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20170115&utm_campaign=bestofnpr&utm_term=npr NPR January 11, 2017

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Roberts Announces Updated Bia Guidelines To Strengthen Implementation Of The Indian Child Welfare Act With Focus On Family Unification

On January 1, 2017, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Lawrence S. Roberts announced the final guidelines for implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 to better protect the rights of Indian children, families, and tribes during state child welfare proceedings. Read Full Article: http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/principal-deputy-assistant-secretary-roberts-announces-updated-bia-guidelines-strengthen-implementation-indian-child-welfare-act-focus-family-unification/ Native News Online January 1, 2017