Community Resilience Project: Celebrating Foster Care Awareness Month
Wednesday, May 19th
This is an online event, please register ahead HERE!
The Library's Community Resilience Project, in partnership with CASA and Santa Cruz County child welfare professionals, returns to celebrate Foster Care Awareness Month in May. Join Jimmy Cook, Program Director of CASA and Najeeb Kamil, Senior Human Services Analyst from Santa Cruz County Families and Children's Services (Child Welfare), for a discussion about the child welfare system and the need for foster parents in Santa Cruz County to support teens and older youth. Panelists include former foster youth, a CASA volunteer, a foster parent, the Honorable Judge Timothy Schmal, and professionals working with foster care youth in Santa Cruz County.
Participants will hear from youth who had experience in the foster care system and learn more about the role of Child Welfare and of judges. You’ll learn how you can be an advocate for foster care youth and come away with a better understanding of the Foster Care system, Santa Cruz County child welfare, and CASA volunteerism.
Learn more about CASA and Child Welfare HERE.
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