In-Service Training: Understanding Ohio Foster Youth Rights for CASA/GAL Volunteers
Authentic Youth Engagement is where youth work in partnership with the adults who support them. Engaged youth who are allowed to make decisions, have a say in their lives and taught to self-advocate are better able to develop life skills (Children’s Bureau, 2019). In order for youth to be engaged they must understand their rights as youth in the Foster Care System. This workshop explores the 13 Codified Rights that Foster Youth have in Ohio and strategies for CASA/GAL to help Youth understand their rights to self-advocate and to help Youth advocate across systems (Child Welfare, Education, and Mental Health).
This training is made possible through a generous grant from the Akron Bar Foundation. Rule 48 approval is pending.