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2018 National Adoption Month Webinar
Lifting Up Youth Voices to Promote Permanency

Older youth in foster care and those who have been adopted have a unique opportunity to help others by sharing their insights in ways that can shape the future of child welfare practices and programs systemwide. That is why this year, National Adoption Month aims to elevate the voices of youth and highlight ways that professionals can incorporate their valuable perspectives to improve child welfare practices.

Learn how to equip youth in your community with opportunities to share their voices. The webinar features professionals and a young adult who have experience developing public platforms to help inform and influence local and statewide permanency efforts. Guest speakers discuss their lessons learned, best practices, and tips on creating and sustaining forums that engage youth participation.

Presenters:
June Dorn, National Adoption Specialist, Children’s Bureau
Alicia Groh, consultant, AdoptUSKids, Capacity-Building and Engagement Team
Erin Bader, Adoption Program Manager, Child Welfare Information Gateway
Bob Herne, National Project Director, AdoptUSKids
Melissa Otero, National Campaign Director, AdoptUSKids
Kim Stevens, Project Manager, NACAC
Jennifer Rhodes, Foster Youth Advocate

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