The Foster Youth Alliance believes all youth deserve to look forward to a bright, productive future.

Every day, we strengthen the system of services for foster and probation youth in Alameda County, California, because when young people are empowered and supported in fulfilling their potential, they thrive.


New Report Proposes Policy Strategies to Address Racial Inequities in Child Welfare System

The Center for the Study of Social Policy released a report providing contextual information about disparities often experienced by children and families of color, in addition to detailed policy strategies, state policy examples, and funding strategies to support the policy recommendations. Read more »

CalSWEC to Host 9/22 Webinar on Early Findings from CalYOUTH Study

The California Social Work Education Center is hosting a web seminar on 9/22/15, "CalYOUTH: Early Findings from the Youth Survey, Child Welfare Worker Survey, and Administrative Data Analyses". The CalYOUTH Study was initiated by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago in 2012 upon the implementation of California's legislation to extend foster care to age 21, the California Fostering Connections to Success Act. Read more »

beFIERCE! - a toolkit for providers working with LGBTQ youth

beFierce-8_Page_01 Our Space: where it is safe to be yourself, a program of Sunny Hills Services/Bay Area Youth Center, has released a new publication called beFIERCE! – a toolkit for providers working with LGBTQ foster youth. Click on the heading for more info. Read more »
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