Fostering Futures: A Forum on the CalYOUTH Study Findings 9:30 AM- 4:00 PM. Tuesday May 10th, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA. This event included presentations and panels with Dr. Mark Courtney and his colleagues from Chapin Hall to facilitate a dialogue with stakeholders from Southern California on the policy and practice changes needed to improve the trajectories of youth in care. Click here for event Agenda and Panelist Bios.
- Mark Courtney; Professor, University of Chicago, and Chapin Hall Scholar
- Nathanael Okpych; CalYOUTH Researcher, University of Chicago - Barry Fox; CWS Manager, County of San Diego - Debbie Raucher; CA College Pathways Project Manager, John Burton Foundation - Maria Serrano; First Place for Youth; Opportunity Youth Collaborative Young Leader, Alliance for Children’s Rights;
- Dominique Mikell; CalYOUTH Researcher, University of Chicago - MaurissaSanders; Housing (THPP/THP+FC) Program Manager, L.A. County DCFS - Luis Madrid; Associate TAY Division Director, Aspiranet - Steven Ambrocio; Former Foster Youth
- Kune Park; CalYOUTH Researcher, University of Chicago - Candy Caceres; Director of TAY Services, Children's Institute, Inc. - Lynn Kleist; Health Care Services Chief, Orange County, - Kamari ‘Kookie’ Wells; First Place for Youth; Opportunity Youth Collaborative Young Leader, Alliance For Children’s Rights;
-Brooke Stevenson; CalYOUTH Researcher, University of Chicago -Donna Fernandez; Program Manager, Los Angeles County DCFS -Barbara Facher; Health Care Social Worker, Alliance for Children’s Rights -Asia Powe; Youth in Extended Foster Care, Alliance for Children’s Rights
-Mark Courtney; Professor, University of Chicago, and Chapin Hall Scholar -Rochelle Trochtenberg; State Ombudsman for Foster Care, CA Dept. of Social Services -Hon. Michael Nash; Director, Los Angeles Office of Child Protection
Chapin Hall, The California Department of Social Services, County Welfare Directors Association of California; funding and input provided by: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Stuart Foundation, Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation (2014)