• Dec 2011/Jan 2012
  • Vol. 12, No. 9

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Fostering Connections–From Vision to Implementation

Youth emancipating from foster care with no permanent family connections face a number of hardships that the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 was designed to target.

The July 2011 issue of The Judges’ Page newsletter, with the theme "Fostering Connections to Success—From Vision to Implementation" presents an array of articles that address many of the child welfare issues targeted by the act. Articles focus on Independent Living services, the importance and impact of the Fostering Connections legislation on sibling groups and Native American families, and advocacy for older youth. In one article, a former foster youth shares her story, while others present publications/checklists, programs, trainings, and research associated with the act.

The Judges’ Page is a publication of the National CASA Association in partnership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and is available on the National CASA website:


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