Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Youth Thrive Call for Exemplary Programs

Does your community have an extraordinary and effective initiative or program that is serving youth in the child welfare system? If so, the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) wants to know about it. CSSP’s Youth Thrive project is conducting a national search to find and recognize exemplary initiatives that use protective and promotive factors to reduce risks and enhance healthy development for youth (11-21 years old) who are in foster care or other parts of the child welfare system.

The purpose of this search is to find innovative approaches and gain a better understanding of how protective and promotive factors can be used to achieve positive results for a very vulnerable population, specifically adolescents and their families who have contact with the child welfare system. We are looking for initiatives that go beyond the basics and are working hard to help these young people to truly thrive. CSSP has convened a panel of national experts - with experience in philanthropy, research, training, child welfare, mental health and other services - to advise on the overall search process. Click here to learn more and to nominate a Youth Thrive Exemplary Program. All nominations are due by April 19.

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