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Engaging Youth in Foster Care

Published: August 12, 2016
Technical Assistance
Foster Care, Youth

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As youth in care begin to develop their own sense of self and independence, caseworkers may experience difficulties engaging them to participate in their case plans or helping them realize the impacts their decisions may have on their long-term future.

This podcast, 'Engaging Youth in Foster Care', gives caseworkers the perspective of a former youth in foster care and provides the following:

  • Insight and tips on using Facebook to learn more about youth in care
  • Information about the knowledge gaps youth may have about transitioning to adulthood
  • Ways to help youth recognize the supportive adults in their lives and develop trusting relationships

Featuring: Sixto Cancel, a former youth in foster care, current consultant about youth issues for the Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for States and CEO of Think of Us.

Runtime: 27:53

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