The Child Mind Institute has published a guide that you might be interested in! In the wake of a traumatic event, your comfort, support and reassurance can make children feel safe, help them manage their fears, guide them through their grief, and help them recover in a healthy way. This guide was assembled by psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health experts who specialize in crisis situations. It offers simple tips on what to expect, what to do and what to look out for.
You can read more about their work here:
The University of Texas School of Law is offering free legal services to people who have lost their ability to drive legally due to unpaid debts to Texas courts, the Texas Department of Public Safety, or the Municipal Service Bureau. This program can help you seek debt forgiveness for unpaid fees and take steps to regain your ability to drive legally, including assistance in obtaining an Occupational Driver License if necessary. If you are interested in this opportunity, please take the following steps:
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Today Upbring and the Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing released the pilot report from the groundbreaking Texas Youth Permanency Study (TYPS). The study asks whether the child welfare system’s focus on legal permanency (adoption, reunification, kinship care) for children in foster care is sufficient— and offers an alternative model to give youth everything they need to succeed in adulthood. The study is the first to compare youth who age out of care to youth who are adopted or reunified with family.
Key findings include:
FosterClub, Foster Care Alumni of America (FCAA), and Casey Family Programs are inviting partner agencies to once again share the application to serve on the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council (NFCYAPC). As a collaborative partner, we would be pleased if your organization would consider encouraging a youth or alumni of foster care to apply. At this time, we are requesting that you share the link and encourage interested young people to fill out the application form.
Young leaders who have experienced foster care and
are between the ages of 18-26 are eligible to apply
Application Due Date: March 12, 2018 by Midnight
Notification of application status: March 16, 2018
In-person meeting for accepted applicants: April 7-10, Washington DC.
If you have additional questions please email:
To learn more about eligibility requirements click here!