News Advisory:Close to 400 child welfare commissioners, legislators, attorneys, judges, researchers, professionals, families, and youth from 41 states, Native American tribal nations, and the District of Columbia will take a close look at the barriers to finding permanent families for youth in foster care. The 2006 National Convening on Youth Permanence is set for September 14- 15, 2006 in Washington, D.C. at the Renaissance Washington Hotel (999 Ninth Street, NW). The conference will look at the serious challenges to finding and maintaining permanent family connections for the more than 255,000 young people who are 11 or older and in foster care.
National Convening On Youth Permanence Addresses Needs of Older Children and Youth in Foster Care; Sept 14-15
"Family permanence and strengthening reunification efforts for youth in care and their families is important to us at the Casey Foundation," says Douglas W. Nelson, president of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. "It reflects our history and commitment to stability and family permanence for all children. In addition, we see the...