Friday, January 9, 2009

Forum: Aging out of Foster Care




This conference is by invitation only and there is no registration fee.

For more information or to register, please visit:

Saturday, February 7, 2009

8 a.m. to noon

UCLA Campus, Covel Commons

UCLA School of Public Affairs

On October 7, 2008, President Bush signed the “Fostering Connections to Success” Act, H.R. 6893 (now P.L. 110-351), into law. This Act provides, for the first time, federal money that will enable states to extend support for young people in foster care to the age of 21. Similar legislation to implement this act in California is being considered by California legislators.

The UCLA School of Public Affairs will present a forum featuring social welfare scholars and leading experts who will educate participants about the new federal legislation; increase awareness of the issues confronting emancipating and emancipated youth and encourage, stimulate, and inspire the development and implementation of realistic innovations in service delivery.

Featured speakers include:

The Honorable Michael Nash, Presiding Judge, Los Angeles Juvenile Court

Patricia Ploehn, Director, Department of Children and Family Services, Los Angeles County

Rhelda Randle Shabazz, Division Chief of Youth Emancipation Services, Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services

Laura Streimer, Legal Director, The Alliance for Children’s Rights

Miriam Aroni Krinsky, Lecturer, Department of Social Welfare

CA Blue Ribbon Commission on Children in Foster Care

Bridget Freisthler, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Welfare

Joy Crumpton, Project Director, California Social Work Education

Alfreda Iglehart, Vice Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Social Welfare

Enku Gelaye, Executive Officer, UCLA Office of Student Affairs

Foster Care Youth, panel of current and former foster care youth to be determined

Seating is limited, registration by January 28 is required. For more information, please contact or 310-206-8034. Parking available in Sunset Village parking structure for $9.00 per car.

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