Making “normal” a Priority for Kids in Foster Care

| June 26, 2015

Normalcy: Not Just an “Extra” for Youth in Foster Care

Juvenile Law Center has published a new guide, Promoting Normalcy for Children and Youth in Foster Care, to help state advocates, legislators, and agencies implement recently enacted federal legislation in a way that brings meaningful change and responds to foster youths’ needs.

Many of us take for granted “normal” youthful experiences and our parents’ support while they help us navigate childhood and adolescence. But, for many youth in foster care, “normal” is often out of reach. Youth and caregivers face real and perceived barriers that involve complicated procedures, time-consuming approval processes, and ultimately result in missed opportunities.

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