Investing In Older Foster Care Youth

By Dawn Manske

How do we come alongside older youth in the foster care system and help them transition into adulthood?  Meet Johanna Greeson, Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of Child Wellbeing and Child Welfare. Johanna shares how her passion for justice led her to child welfare work and eventually resulted in the creation of her own intervention pilot and research study. She explores both the need for mentors and interdependence for older youth and explains the barriers that she is attempting to break down within the foster care system. Johanna’s work is shifting an essential conversation regarding older youth in the foster care system and providing accessible support during their transition into adulthood. Find Johanna Greeson’s book at https://www.amazon.com/Caring-Adults-Everywhere-CARE-Intervention/ Inspired to learn more? Don’t miss a single episode of Impact Conversations. Subscribe to the podcast, join the conversation and donate to our cause at http://madeforfreedom.com/impactconversations.

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