Alexys, Kallie and Hannah did a wonderful job in training Franklin County CASAs and GALs. Participants were eager connect youth with the OHIO YAB, provide them with a copy of the Foster Youth Rights Handbook, and learn more about available resources, including the Every Student Succeeds Act.
They gained a deeper understanding about how to invest time and build trust with youth. One panelist shared how important it was to her to change her name after returning to foster care from an abusive adoptive placement. Eye-opening, heart-inspiring, positive, proactive, purposeful and powerful!!!