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Scaling Effective Practices for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care

05/23/2016 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM ET


Capitol Hill Forum





Briefing sponsored by Senator Chuck Grassley (IA)

Annually 26,000 young people age out of the foster care system, often with limited resources and relationships to ensure they successfully transition into adulthood.  Providing the necessary supports and guidance to ensure these young people can navigate their own pathway to long-term success is critical.  Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of Youth Villages’ YVLifeSet program by providing intensive, individualized, and clinically focused case management, support, and counseling has demonstrated excellent results with young people transitioning out of foster care or with a history of involvement in the juvenile justice system.

Join us for a discussion of these research findings and their implications for scaling effective practices and the role of policy.      

Confirmed Presenters Include:

- Mark Courtney, Professor, School of Social Services Administration, University of Chicago

- Rafael Lopez, Commissioner, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

- Jeff Rainey, Strategic Advancement, YMCA of Greater Seattle

- Mike Leach, Director of Independent Living, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services

- A participant from Youth Villages’ YVLifeSet program 

Moderated by David Sanders, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Systems Improvement, Casey Family Programs



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