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Learn how Daryle reconnected with this Tribe after being separated from his cultural background in foster care.

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Hear how Cortez, and adoptee, overcame his struggles to build an identity in a changing environment.

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Desiree is an alumna of the foster care system. She lived with the same foster care family for 14 years. She entered foster care with three of her siblings, and wants to use her experiences growing up in foster care to make a difference for those still in the system.

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Watch as Amnoni relates her experience in the foster car system, including her struggles and quest for stability and normalcy.

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Hear Raven's foster care story, the challenges of being separated from her brother, and the value of support.

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Explore the four thematic pillars necessary for organizational capacity that supports engagement with young people currently and formerly in foster care.

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Illustrates the four thematic pillars necessary for organizational capacity supporting engagement with young people currently and formerly in foster care. Each of the four segments succinctly defines an element of organizational capacity building for youth engagement.

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Explains the importance of sustained involvement of young people currently and formerly in foster care in meaningful organizational activity. 

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Get practical guidance for building organizational capacity and for implementing flexible and innovate programs for youth engagement.

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Learn the characteristics and results that describe the right people to engage youth and get guidance for recruiting, hiring, and retaining these employees.

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Learn about adolescent brain development, trauma-responsive care, and the importance of normalcy.

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Learn how to build capacity in each of four component areas to promote a culture and climate that encourages youth engagement at all levels of an organization.