Tag: Transitional Housing Placement Program

Transition Age Youth: Skills for Life

by
Danielle Martinez, LMFT
September, 11, 2019 -

The increasing focus on transition age youth (TAY), ages 16–24, is important and necessary. TAY are navigating the developmental years of growing out of childhood and into adulthood. Brain development in TAY is incomplete, leading to limitations in decision making, impulsivity, risk taking, and emotion regulation. These years are important for individuation and development of an autonomous self. These are individuals on whom we should all be focused to be able to provide support, care, and direction as they navigate early adulthood. 

Restoration: a Foster Youth’s Story

by
Sandra Gomez, FCNI Youth Partner
August, 28, 2019 -

The following is a true story written and shared by a young woman whose bravery knows no bounds. As you read Sandra’s story, remind yourself of the immense courage it required to not only live such a life of trauma and adversity, but how much it took to write it all down, accept the words as your truth and then be willing to share that truth with strangers. Thank you, Sandra, for rising above and continuing to reach for your dreams each and every day; for choosing joy and hope when it doesn’t come easy.  

My Journey from Foster Youth to College Graduate

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Raquel, FCNI’s 2015 Benefit for Kids’ Youth Speaker
July, 27, 2015

This past Sunday, guests at FCNI’s Benefit for Kids event, were given the profound experience of hearing Raquel’s amazing journey from foster youth to college graduate. Raquel’s story is one of amazing strength and resiliency, and we hope you too will be inspired by her words.

Foster Youths' Long, Hard Road to Independence

by
Jim Roberts
July, 1, 2015 -

When I started the Family Care Network in 1987, there was certainly a different approach and philosophy driving the foster care system; now, looking back, it seems like the Stone Age. The system has come a long way, but it has been a tough, hard row to hoe.

How Being the Difference Made a Difference to Me

An FCNI Youth Partner’s Journey
by
Johnny Segraves
June, 22, 2015

I am a former foster youth who benefited from some of the great programs that the Family Care Network offers. After serving three and half years in the military, I am now working with FCNI, assisting youth who are working towards their life goals.

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