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Empowering Youth: Finding Points of Connection
September 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT
The webinar will help professionals understand how finding points of connection with youth is achievable and can be built into every step of permanency planning. It will feature peer-to-peer sharing about how professionals have succeeded in working with youth to find connections and also amplify perspectives of individuals with lived experience. Hosted by the Child Welfare Information Gateway in partnership with AdoptUSKids and on behalf of the Children’s Bureau. Members from the Minority Professional Leadership Development program will also join the discussion.
Key concepts that will be covered:
- Creating authentic relationships with a foundation of trust helps youth and professionals work together in permanency planning
- Identifying strategies to find connections that empower and affirm a youth’s holistic identity
- Helping youth create and maintain connections with their birth/first family, racial/cultural identity, and peers
- Reviewing why permanency is vital for older youth in foster care
October 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
October 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT