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Supporting Caregivers

Everyday, 12 children enter the Colorado foster care system. Children in foster care need more than love; they need to heal from trauma. Foster and kinship parents who are prepared and supported to nurture these children can help foster youth heal and navigate the uncertainty of being in foster care. Unfortunately, 70% of foster parents will quit within the first two years, potentially causing further hardship in the lives of foster youth. With the Family First Prevention Services Act, youth will be placed with kinship caregivers who are often unprepared and unsupported in their new role. Strengthening Colorado foster and kinship communities through stabilizing and supporting the caregiver is critical to the well-being of our child welfare youth. Equity for kinship families, anti-racist practice for foster and kinship youth and caregivers, elevating foster and kinship voices, maximizing resources, and focusing on policy issues are all a part of the equation.

Date: Wednesday , May 15th
Time: 11:30
Location: Online