Nathanael Matanick – 2013
ReMoved follows an incredibly immersive story through the mind and eyes of a young girl taken from her abusive household and put into foster care, followed by her heartbreaking journey through multiple prospective foster parents.
Children of the System
Our America with Lisa Ling- 2014
Los Angeles County’s foster care system is the largest in the country. Lisa investigates what happens to a child after they’ve been removed from their family, the actions parents take hoping to reunify, and how the system is holding up under the strain. Full Episode.
Know How – Official Trailer
The Possibility Project – Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza – 2014
A film written and acted by foster care youth ripped from the stories of their lives. Five youth’s worlds interweave as they confront loss, heartbreak, and come of age in this tale about transience and perseverance. Addie struggles to graduate from high school while her best friend Marie loses her grandmother. Megan copes with being taken from her abusive family and faces the harsh reality of living in a residential treatment center. All the while Eva works to be mother to her sister while their father falls deeper into a crack addiction. Finally, there’s Austin who’s living on the street with his brother; barely able to feed himself. All of them must decide to survive or else fall victim to a broken system.
Real Stories. Real Success.
FosterMore – 2013
California College Pathways Faculty Training Video
California College Pathways – 2013
The educational disparities among youth in foster care are well documented: foster youth are less likely to finish high school, enter college or graduate from college than any other student population in California, including students with disabilities or economic disadvantages. Learn more about foster youth and higher education by watching a short educational video created by the California College Pathways Project.
Casey Family Programs – December 2013
To help address and improve educational outcomes for youth in care, Casey Family Programs developed the Endless Dreams video and training curriculum. These practice-oriented tools were designed to support educational advocates, education specialists, education liaisons, CASA volunteers, child welfare professionals, and others that assist youth in care with their educational needs.
Getting it done: Partnering to overcome concerns about data sharing
Children’s Bureau – 2013/2014
Sometimes just the thought of trying to share data across agencies and programs can be overwhelming. This video follows a child welfare director as she takes a moment to investigate some common barriers to data sharing and identifies strategies to overcome them.
The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW): Implications for Child Welfare Evaluations
Children’s Bureau – 2013/2014
The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-being (NSCAW) provides nationally representative, longitudinal data on children and families that have been involved with the child welfare system. This resource can be a valuable asset to child welfare leaders and evaluators interested in studying well-being outcomes at the state and local levels. Dr. Heather Ringeisen illustrates ways that the NSCAW can provide a meaningful comparison group for those interested in assessing child and adolescent well-being outcomes in their jurisdictions.