Archive for October, 2015
Follow link for the handout, Needs and Creative Planning, that was presented by Patricia Miles at the Hawaii Youth Engagement Conference in October 2015.
Attending their court hearings benefit both the foster youth and the court. Youth develop a sense of control over the process when they actively participate. They also have the opportunity to understand the process by seeing the court proceeding firsthand. The court learns more about the children than simply what is presented in reports. Follow link for more benefits and how to support a foster youth attending his or her hearings.
Follow link for tips from the Hawaii Foster Youth Coalition that can help foster children and youth handle the sadness they may experience during the holidays.
Teen Days are celebrations for youth that provide current and former foster youth an opportunity to hear inspiring, motivational stories that come from young adults who were once at-risk youth, meet other foster youth and learn about community resources that can help them as they begin planning a bright future. Many Teen Days also include a mock hearing to prepare youth for attending their court hearings and allows them to meet and talk with Family Court judges. Follow link for more information, dates, locations and times of the upcoming Teen Days.