Those of us who work with and support transition age foster youth need new ways of communicating about challenges they face, their resilience in the face of adversity, and the opportunities we can provide when we support them effectively. By thinking about the stories we tell and the ways we tell them, we can offer up powerful alternatives to narratives that reinforce thinking about young people permanently damaged by their circumstances. A new strategic framing brief from the FrameWorks Institute offers a variety of ways to talk about transition age foster youth that simultaneously builds understanding about their needs while raising support for addressing them.
Reframing Transition Age Foster Youth
Introduction The resources in this toolkit are designed to collectively build the understanding and support we need to change the narrative around transition age foster youth. Building public...
Plugged In Metaphor Card
As transition age foster youths become adults, they need to be plugged into networks of support that power their growth and success.
Steep Climb Metaphor Card
For transition age foster youth, the climb to adulthood can be particularly steep. They need support to find their footing.