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Social, Emotional and Physical Well-Being for Youth in Transition from the Foster Care System

12/18/2013 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM ET

Category

Webinar

Description

Youth in the foster care system face multiple and unique challenges on the path to educational and lifelong success.  In addition to physical health risks and academic difficulties, these youth are more likely to suffer from social-emotional challenges that affect their long-term well-being. In order to support youth in foster care as they transition out of the system and into healthy, successful lives, many programs are relying on social-emotional approaches. These approaches include trauma-based interventions, counseling services, and long-term relationships with youth even after they have left the foster care system.  The American Youth Policy Forum will host a webinar on December 18th entitled “Social, Emotional and Physical Well-Being for Youth in Transition from the Foster Care System”, which will focus on program and policy supports that reinforce the social-emotional health of youth in the foster care system as they transition into college, careers, and beyond.

Highlighting the report “Connected by 25” , this webinar will feature Barbara Langford of the Youth Transition Funders Group - Foster Care Workgroup; Wayne Sims, President and Chief Executive Officer, KVC Health Systems, Inc.; and Mary Lee, National Transitional Living Coordinator,Youth Villages.

REGISTER HERE.

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