Sunday, October 3, 2010

2010 CASA Conference

General Session: Overcoming Hurdles in Ohio Youth Advisory Board Panel Discussion
The Overcoming Hurdles in Ohio Youth Advisory Board, created in 2006 by youth for youth, advocates for youth who have experienced out-of-home care.

The Ohio YAB’s recommendations include:
  • Considerations for the courts and CASA/GALs
  • Developing independent living skills, addressing mental health issues of youth in foster care
  • Communication issues between caseworkers, foster parents and parents
  • Sibling concerns
  • Maintaining normalcy while in foster care
This panel of exceptional young adults spoke to the issues that are the greatest concern for youth in foster care, sharing their experiences, strength and hope for the future.

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