• So You Think You Can Write?
    BY Heather Toner | June 1, 2016

    Every year, we hold a creative writing contest for young authors from kindergarten through 3rd grade here in SoCal. While we're always blown away by all the amazing submissions, we ...

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  • Learn More – Law and Policy
    BY Daniel Heimpel, Fostering Media Connections | July 16, 2015

      The federal foster care system, in essence, is a multi-level, multi-state system of laws and policies aimed at serving the “best interests” of children who are removed from their homes ...

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  • Learn More – Well-Being
    BY Draven Godwin, Juvenile Forensic Psychologist | July 16, 2015

    Foster youth often experience a myriad of challenges, from the time they enter foster care to when they’re aging out and beyond. As a result, they need access to constant ...

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  • Learn More – Education
    BY Jeremy Loudenback, Fostering Media Connections | July 16, 2015

    Foster youth can face a myriad of educational barriers, challenges and hurdles during their elementary, middle, high school and college years on their path to higher education and a career. ...

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  • Learn More – Living
    BY Holden Slattery, Fostering Media Connections | July 16, 2015

    Foster youth can live in a variety of settings during their time in foster care and once they’ve aged out, including a foster home, group home, in kinship care, in ...

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  • Get Involved – Quick Ways to Help
    July 8, 2015

    It only takes a small step to make the difference of a lifetime to a foster youth or former foster youth. Did you know that… a donation of money or ...

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  • Get Involved – Prepare Youth for Careers
    July 8, 2015

    Whether you’re in a position to hire a current or former foster youth, provide them an internship, help them secure housing, or be a mentor to them, you can help ...

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  • Get Involved – Volunteer or Mentor
    July 8, 2015

    Becoming a mentor or volunteer is a great way to make a life-changing difference for children in need of permanency. In Los Angeles County, there are 28,000 children in foster ...

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  • Get Involved – Foster or Adopt
    BY Nikol Hasler | July 8, 2015

    Children in foster care–just like all children–have enormous potential to thrive given love, patience and a stable environment. Here are some reasons why becoming a foster or adoptive parent can ...

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  • Learn More – Family
    BY Nefertiti Austin, Certified PS-MAPP Trainer | July 16, 0201

    A foster parent or family, also known as a “Resource parent” is a family who opens their homes to children or teens who have been removed from their birth parents ...

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