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Young Minds Advocacy Project

This post from the Young Minds Advocacy Project talks about how hard it is for foster youth placed out of county to get access to the mental health services they need and are legally entitled to....

Foster Youth Museum

The Foster Youth Museum was created by former foster youth to educate social workers and the public about the experience of being in foster care. See where its next exhibit will be.

Thousands Of Young People Likely Affected By “Out-Of-County” Barriers To Care

This post from the Young Minds Advocacy Project talks about how hard it is for foster youth placed out of county to get access to the mental health services they need and are legally entitled to....

youth.gov

This website is full of fantastic resources about programs that help youth succeed.

Orange Duffel Bag Initiative

The Orange Duffel Bag Initiative is an inspiring project started by a former foster youth in Atlanta that helps at-risk youth develop long-term vision and plans.

How Childhood Trauma Affects Health across a Lifetime

Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris's TED Talk explains how childhood trauma affects lifelong health. Our blog post explains some of the particular effects on foster youth.

ReMoved

This video powerfully illustrates the cycle of trauma. Read more in this blog post.

Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma

The American Academy of Pediatrics has published a toolkit to support adoptive and foster families by strengthening the abilities of pediatricians to identify traumatized children, educate families about toxic stress and the possible manifestations of early childhood trauma,...

Parenting after Trauma: Understanding Your Child’s Needs

The American Academy of Pediatrics has a guide for families that explains how trauma can impact a child and provides tips for making them feel safe in their new home.