The Community of Practice colleges convened in Newport Beach on March 26th and 27th for two days of peer support and strategy development. There were powerful visions explored, and intentional work around how to move forward with greater impact for foster youth on our campuses.
Attached are the PowerPoints shared during the two days. Pictures will be posted soon!WHC Leverages Resources CCP March 2014 Convening FINAL 326 FYSS Leveraging Resources Norco Coaching and Education b2b powerpoint_March 2014
The Children’s Movement held a webinar regarding Medi-Cal Coverage for Former Foster Youth on February 27, 2014. Attached is the presentation document and a link to the webinar recording.
Call notes from the Community of Practice call for September 19, 2013CCP ComP Call_Notes Sept 2013.final-1
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, youth who were in foster care at age 18 or older now qualify for free health care until they turn 26. Previously, Medi-Cal coverage for former foster youth ended at age 21. The ACA’s extension of coverage to age 26 fills a critical need for former foster youth who haven’t had the same option as their peers to stay on a parent’s insurance plan.
Most former foster youth don’t know about this new and exciting opportunity. Attached are a Fact Sheet and a Youth Flyer developed by Children Now for distribution and information regarding further resources.
Attached are the call notes from the December 19th call. This call focused on discussion of the next steps for CCP colleges, and included a dialogue with Alexia Everett with the Stuart FoundationCCP monthly call notes Dec 19.final
The Center for the Study of Social Policy published “Raising the Bar: Child Welfare’s Shift Toward Well-Being” in July 2013. This piece describes how a child’s well-being is intertwined with their safety and permanent relationships.
As we build those crosswalks on our campuses and out in our communities, it is important to reflect on how we can create and sustain those protective factors, such as housing, mental health, career-linked employment experiences, collaborative engagement of internal and external partners, and opportunities for these students to thrive. This piece offers examples of current practices, and includes a call to action on the policy level.