New Hub Resource: Building a Brighter Future for Youth With Dual Status: A Policy Roadmap Forward

“Building a Brighter Future for Youth with Dual Status: A Policy Roadmap Forward,” from the RFK National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, looks at dual-status youth and policy recommendations for furthering their success. The policy recommendations come in three categories: cross-system collaboration, trauma-informed approaches, and technology and innovation improvements. They can be implemented at the federal, state and local levels.

Homelessness: Smiling young woman with short dark hair, dark patterned T-shirt and dark pants sits partly in sun on stoop; open mailbox, white fence, street visible on left.

How Homelessness Crisis in LA Affects Aged-out Foster Youth

Doniesha Thomas is in her bedroom, crouching on the floor and peering into a pet carrier that appears empty. “He’s in there, all the way back,” she said, reaching in to find the kitten she rescued from a nearby vacant lot the day before, though she says she dislikes cats.

What Does Trauma-informed Mean to Foster Youth?

For three decades, I have listened in awe to the brave voices of children, youth and families who have shared, in anguish, their past experiences — experiences that anyone would objectively call “adverse” and ones that can have lasting effects on health and well-being.