Foster Youth Bill of Rights 20th Anniversary Celebration

On May 27th, the Child and Family Policy Institute of California assisted the California Department of Social Services Office of the Ombudsperson in producing a virtual celebration in honor of the 20th anniversary of California's Foster Youth Bill of Rights. This special event featured speakers from current and former Ombudspersons and leaders, reflective panel discussions and informative stakeholder breakout sessions.

We are appreciative of everyone who was involved in putting on this celebration, and to all the participants from across the state to joined us to commemorate 20 years of the Foster Youth Bill of Rights. If you are interested, we have posted a video recording of the event, and all the resources shared during the breakout sessions below.

Foster Youth Bill of Rights 20th Anniversary Celebration Video

Breakout Groups:
Breakout Options Final

Transition Age Youth: Creating Your Own Path

ICWA and the Foster Youth Bill or Rights

CFTs and Case Plans
Presentation part 1, part 2, part 3

Dependency Court Process: Foster Children's Rights in Court

iFoster: Bridging the Digital Divide for CA Youth in Care
Presentation, iFoster Phones for Foster Youth

Race, Equity & Inclusion - 4/27 Zoom Session

The California Practice Model Directors Institute was proud to host our third virtual session in our Race, Equity and Inclusion Series, Learning From Our Past and Present to Create a More Promising Future. This interactive event reflected on 20 years of REI work in California's child welfare agencies by looking back on past strategies utilized to address racial disproportionalities and disparities and offer counties an opportunity to share their current efforts through facilitated discussions.

Click Here to access the recording of the event.


REI Session 3 FINAL Presentation
CA REI Lessons Learned
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2010-2020 Madera CWS Population Data
CPM Leadership Behaviors
REI Self Assessment Form