May is National Foster Care Month! Special Panel Presentation
Hear from members of the Pennsylvania Youth Advisory Board (YAB) about their journey to and through higher education. The Pennsylvania YAB is comprised of current and former youth in foster care, ages 14-21. YAB youth leaders educate, advocate and form partnerships to create positive change in the substitute care system. This training will feature a moderated panel of YAB alumni discussing their experiences transitioning to higher education as well as how educators and child welfare professionals can create conditions that support youth with experience in foster care to and through higher education. The webinar will also highlight key information pertaining to Pennsylvania’s new Fostering Independence Tuition Waiver Program (FosterEd).
Act 48 and NASW credits will be available pending approval.
This event is intended for school district and higher education institution foster care points of contacts and child welfare agency education liaisons. Other professionals working with students in foster care are invited to attend.
Shayla Jones, Youth Quality Improvement Specialist, Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh
Teresa Musser, Human Services Program Specialist, Office of Children, Youth and Families, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Amah Dunor, Youth Advisory Board Alumni, Lockhaven University
Julia Mueller, Youth Advisory Board Alumni, West Chester University
Norma Cutting, Youth Advisory Board Alumni, Lancaster Bible College
Casandra Vincent, Youth Advisory Board Member, Community College of Philadelphia