6/14: Youth Permanency Panel & Discussion
All children deserve a safe and stable place to live. Whether they remain in their home, are reunited with their families, or live permanently with families other than their birth families, long-term stability has major positive outcomes for youth. This panel and community discussion will explore the avenues to achieving permanency and the positive impact it has on youth development.
Wednesday, June 14 at 6:30pm
Sammamish EX3 Teen & Recreation Center
825 228th Ave NE Sammamish, WA 98074
PANEL & DISCUSSION TOPICS
What resources exist to help families get the support they need to stay together?
How do children end up in foster care, and what are alternatives are out there?
How does permanency help young people develop skills as they transition into adulthood?
What is the outcome for youth transitioning into adulthood when permanency is not achieved?
Jill Crisafulli, Foster Parent
Katie Mraz, LSWAIC, Child & Family Therapist, Accelerator YMCA
Sara Waters, Wraparound Coach, Center for Human Services
Angela West, MA LMHC CMHS, Clinical Supervisor, Accelerator YMCA
Deborah Collins, LICSW, Clinical Lead for Fostering & Adoption, Amara