Youth Videos

View videos of youth describing their experiences in foster care, defining what family and permanency mean to them, and telling stories from their own lives.

A Guide for Maintaining Sibling Connections

A Guide for Maintaining Sibling Connections [Video]
Youth in Progress
Describes the permanent connection many youth have with their siblings and how that connection can be maintained even while in care. Youth, parents and professionals discuss how they partner to achieve permanency through sibling connections.

Digital Stories From the Field

Digital Stories From the Field [Video]
National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections
Includes stories from youth who spent time in foster care. Their stories give their perspectives on youth permanency, placement stability, educational support, and other issues.

Gaining Perspective: Real Life Stories

Gaining Perspective: Real Life Stories [Video]
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Includes real-life stories from children, youth, and families about permanency. From training to recruitment, these inspiring stories are great tools for gaining perspective about the need for permanency.

I Am Here. Don't Forget Me.

I Am Here. Don't Forget Me. [Video]
Foster Care Alumni of America (FCAA)
Presents a video brochure for FCAA in which youth describe their experiences in foster care and involvement with FCAA.

The One Day Project

The One Day Project [Video]
National Adoption Day Coalition
Offers videos of people talking about National Adoption Day and its impact on children and teens awaiting adoption from foster care.

Summit for Youth Permanency

Summit for Youth Permanency [Video]
Nebraska Children (2011)
Offers a video in which teens talk about what family and permanency mean to them.

Youth Participation in Planning: Why It Matters

Youth Participation in Planning: Why It Matters [Video]
Research and Training Center at Portland State University
Presents a video in which youth describe what it feels like not to have any say in the plans that are made for their treatment, care, education, and future.

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