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Advancing Wellbeing and Expanding Opportunities: Reframing Transition Age Foster Youth

The way we talk about transition age foster youth during matters tremendously. Practical, accessible tools about how we can frame these young people in a way that gets heard are available now.
March 9, 2021

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.