Wisconsin youth in the foster care system face many challenges while in care and once they exit care such as maintaining family ties, access to safe and stable housing and access to post-secondary education.
In honor of Foster Care Awareness month, we invite you to participate in a webcast hosted by the Wisconsin Youth Advisory Council, where you will hear from former youth about these issues and many more. The members of the panel are Youth Advisory Council (YAC) members who have aged out of the foster care system. They will share their stories and answer your questions about their experiences in the hopes that positive changes can be made to improve the wellbeing of the more than 6,000 youth who are in Wisconsin foster care.
About the Youth Advisory Council
Beginning in 2008, it is the vision of the council to develop a system of youth councils that will provide increased youth voice to influence positive changes in the foster care system. Members provide presentations trainings and feedback to local and state entities. Between the State Council and the Regional Councils representation of the voices of youth is included in the implementation and evaluation of policy and practice as well as being a tool of education and training to other youth, resource families, child welfare workers, and the overall public in general. To learn more about the YAC, its purpose, and accomplishments, please visit the council’s Facebook page.
The Paths to Success: A Panel Discussion with Former Foster Youth
Friday, May 29, 2015
Attend in person at the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families or join us via webinar
Register online, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 414-475-1246