National Adoption Month 2020
Engage Youth: Listen and Learn

“Someone actually listening to me and taking my feelings into account would have made a huge difference.”—Teresa

“Know your youth enough to know what they need. I wish I had had someone advocate for me so that I could take advantage of the benefits that could help me sustain life.”—Elena

“What difference can you make? Supporters of foster youth: Try and try again to make a difference. Help youth to never give up. Learn about resiliency and the impact of trauma. Give youth the space to grow but affirm them every step of the way. Show up. Be consistent. Don’t take “distancing” personally.”—Real Life Story

Listen and learn more: Voices of Youth Narratives and Voices of Youth Videos