Family Voices United wants to hear from YOU!
If you are a current or former foster youth, parent, or relative/kinship caregiver - share your voice - and you could win $50!
This month's question: Some young people in foster care have difficult behaviors as a result of their trauma. What support could be provided to a family to keep a child in-home, rather than placed in a facility?
Share your perspective in five minutes (with this form):
- Submit by June 10th for a chance to win a $50 gift card (3 available)!
- Please review the attached Strategic Sharing guide when considering what to share from your personal experience.
Did you know that the Family First Prevention Services Act also seeks to reduce the use of congregate or group care for young people in foster care and instead places a new emphasis on permanency? States will not receive federal reimbursement for children and youth placed in group home settings. Approved settings, known as qualified residential treatment programs, must use a trauma-informed treatment model, employ licensed clinical staff, and includes family members in the treatment plans and programs. Family First creates an opportunity and understanding of the trauma young people in care experience and the needed services and supports to invest in the healing and well-being of foster youth. Want to learn more? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.