The Youth in Care Chronicles: Voices from Former Youth in Care

Abstract:

The Youth in Care Chronicles is about the lived experiences of former youth in care, now as resilient adults, who want their voices to be heard. Youth in care are often represented in poorer health outcomes, homelessness, suicide, trafficking, and poorer educational outcomes. However, the narratives included in this book from 18 former youth in care provide a fresh look at moving beyond growing up in the child welfare system. The Youth in Care Chronicles shares experiences of pain and trauma faced by those in the child welfare system yet and towards the future with boundless hope and resilience.

This webinar will focus on the implications for social workers to positively and actively impact the lives of youth in system care. A critical element of this book is a learning guide co-written by the editorial team which includes social workers, a child and youth care worker, a social work professor, a writer, and key messages from former youth in care themselves.

Webinar Objectives:

  • An overview and history of the Youth in Care Chronicles book
  • The experiences of youth in care and the unique challenges they face
  • An overview of the themes identified from the former youth in care’s stories that impact professional social work practice through the book’s learning guide
  • Lessons learned along the way about community organizing and grassroots publishing
  • Discussion and questions

ACCESS THE SLIDE PRESENTATION HERE

Leave a Reply