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Foster Together Conference Series: Caregiving from the Other Side -- Q&A Featuring Current and Former Youth in Care

Thursday, November 19, 2020
11:00am - 12:30pm PST
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About the Series

Foster Together: Transforming Caregiving, Building Community is a five-session conference series offered on Thursday mornings starting October 22nd that aims to knit together LA’s resource parents, practitioners, and County leaders into a community dedicated to the future of L.A.’s foster youth. The series will share breakthrough ways to strengthen caregiver recruitment and support in light of the changes brought about by COVID-19.

The series kicks off at 9:30 am on Thursday, Oct. 22 with OPTIMIZING CAREGIVING IN A VIRTUAL WORLD with an expert panel and community discussion integrating voices from the foster parent community, provider community, and the LA County Department of Child and Family Services. DCFS Chief Deputy Director Virginia Pryor will lead us into this exciting session and series which unearths key data and priorities for our system.


About Caregiving from the Other Side: Q&A Featuring Current and Former Youth in Care

Thursday, November 19 | 11:00 am - 12:30pm

There is no group more important to the informing and shaping of our policy and practice than the youth who experience our care first-hand. Our final session brings us together with current and former youth in care, who will draw from their lived experience expertise to provide insight and guidance on how our system of out-of-home care helps youth thrive and succeed, where we are falling short, what needs to change, and how we can get it right. We look forward to learning from and engaging with these youth leaders as we journey forward.


Other Sessions in Series

Optimizing Caregiving in a 2020 Virtual World 

Thursday, October 22 | 9:30 am - 11: 00 am


Wellbeing in 2020: Professional & Personal

Thursday, October 29 | 11:00 am - 12:30pm


Transformative Recruitment: From Pandemic Pivot to a New, Better Normal

Thursday, November 5 | 11:00 am - 12:30pm


Overcoming Bias To Improve Recruitment, Retention & Quality Care

Thursday, November 12 | 11:00 am - 12:30pm


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No cost to participate

Who May Attend

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If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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