Between People and Places: Reducing Upheaval for Children Moving Around in Connecticut Foster Care

Tuesday January 16, 2018
8:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.

Our 7th Annual Youth at the Capitol Day

A forum featuring youth experts, social workers, and policymakers about ways to ensure smoother placement changes – transitions for foster children and youth between foster homes, group homes, and other residential placements. This event provided an opportunity to:

  • Listen to youth sharing their stories and ideas.
  • Learn about the impacts of placement changes on youth in care.
  • Discuss how policy and practice change can help promote youth well-being, placement stability, and strong relationships by decreasing the turbulence for youth moving in and out of foster homes, group homes, and other placements.

Participants included two panels of youth, the Commissioner of the Department of Children and Families, and state policymakers.

You can download the report we presented at the event here.