Foster Care Necessities

| December 1, 2015

Young People in Foster Care Tell How States Can Remove Barriers to Normalcy

A new Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative report shares reform recommendations aimed at helping young people in foster care enjoy their fair share of normal, growing-up activities as they move toward adulthood.

In the report, young people who were or currently are in foster care identify four things that they need to thrive in adulthood:

  1. Connections to family and caring relationships
  2. A reduced use of group placements
  3. A more rigorous selection and training process for foster parents
  4. Greater opportunities to make their own decisions and learn from experience

Read the report: What Young People Need to Thrive

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Category: Child Welfare, General

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