Allying With Youth: Developing Life-Long Relationships and Supportive Networks

This National Foster Care Month (NFCM) event explores how agencies can partner with young people in the foster care system to build strong, supportive networks and achieve relational permanency.

Publication year: 2024
Capacity Building Center for States

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Hear Dr. Justin "Jay" Miller, Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Social Work, deliver a keynote address and share his personal story of how achieving relational permanency, through building and establishing lasting relationships and a supportive network, prepared him for life after he transitioned out of the foster care system.

Then, listen to a panel of jurisdictional representatives and lived experience experts from across the country and lived experience experts as they discuss their approaches to supporting and engaging young people transitioning out of the foster care system.

This video can help viewers: 

  • Celebrate NFCM and learn about "relational permanency," what it is, and its significance in improving the lives of young people in and transitioning out of the foster care system
  • Identify key components of allyship with young people in and transitioning out of the foster care system and gain insight into how to apply this knowledge to casework practice
  • Hear about best practices and lessons learned in building authentic partnership and engagement with young people from jurisdictional peers

Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States. (2024). Allying with youth: Developing life-long relationships and supportive networks. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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