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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AdoptUSKids and the Ad Council are unveiling a new series of public service advertisements today designed to continue to encourage the adoption of children from foster care, with an emphasis on the need for families for older youth.
Each year as many as 25,000 children age out of foster care without the support that a permanent family provides. This November, National Adoption Month shines a spotlight on the critical need for families for older youth. Because we all need family—regardless of our age.
The new "FOCUS on Foster Families" app provides resources and information to foster caregivers and youth in care. Hundreds of video resources feature foster care alumni and parents sharing advice.
A new Children’s Bureau resource, Supporting Youth in Foster Care in Making Healthy Choices: A Guide for Caregivers and Caseworkers on Trauma, Treatment, and Psychotropic Medications, contains information for caregivers and caseworkers about identifying appropriate mental health treatment.
Both chambers of Congress have passed a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act that would address school stability and graduation rates for children in foster care.