The Value of the Youth Voice in Placement Stability

August 20, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Thursday, August 20, 2020

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Value of the Youth Voice in Placement Stability

Dr. Peter Pecora, Managing Director of Research Services for Casey Family Programs & OVI Youth Leaders, Rayla James, John Watson, & Diamond Whitley

Who is affected by placement changes in the foster care system? Why does placement stability matter? Learn the key reasons why placement disruptions should be minimized and what factors would lower the risk of frequent changes in placement. Listen to former foster youth share their personal stories and ideas on how youth voices can help stabilize and sustain placements. Discuss opportunities to create space for youth voices and develop plans to elevate practice around potential disruptions.   

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