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  • June 2011
  • Vol. 12, No. 5

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Foster Care Documentary Serves as Call to Action

"From Place to Place" is a new documentary that follows the lives of a young man and woman who age out of foster care and then set out to reform the system that failed them. Their journey leads them to Capitol Hill, where they testify before Congress about the problems in the foster care system and the need for change.

The film is designed to be presented at community forums where it can spark discussion and prompt action from whole communities—not just child welfare systems. It also is a powerful tool for social workers, educators, advocates, and the public in raising awareness about foster care and youth who age out.

The movie was made with three goals:

  • Build awareness about the foster care system
  • Instill a sense of urgency to help children in foster care
  • Move people to action to reform the system

The film's website includes a step-by-step guide to conducting a community forum after viewing the film or a shortened version of it.

Visit the "From Place to Place" website to purchase a DVD and learn more:

http://fromplacetoplacemovie.com

Download the community forum guide here:

www.fromplacetoplacemovie.com/docs/PlacetoPlace_facilitatorGuide.pdf (678 KB)

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