If not us, then who?
Many of us have never felt more uncertain about the future of child welfare and children’s mental health service provision than they do right now. A new administration leaves us with many questions, but few answers. We’ve heard very little from the Administration and Congress about their plans to join us in improving the lives of vulnerable children and families.
Join us on May 1-2 in Washington, DC for its 14th Annual Public Policy Institute & Advocacy Day as we work to change this landscape. Now is the time for us to band together, get educated, celebrate National Foster Care Month, prepare our talking points, refine our advocacy strategy and hit the steps of Capitol Hill to demand that our legislators put children and families on the top of their agendas.
As our agenda develops for our Institute, the themes include:
- What’s ahead with a new Administration, a new Congress, and new legislation?
- Addressing anticipated threats to service provision in treatment foster care and other family-based treatment services, such as risks to Medicaid funding
- Immigration changes and the impact on foster and other resource families
- Policy responses to preventing youth homelessness and supporting youth aging out.
- Guiding public policy to support resource families
To view the agenda, click here.
On day two, we head to Capitol Hill for our TFC Advocacy Day. We will meet with our members of Congress and advocate for critical services to support vulnerable children and youth who can thrive in family-based settings. We will guide you through the process of setting up your appointments, equip you with talking points, and energize you to be the best and most impactful advocate for children.
The program will take place at the Capitol Visitor's Center. The FFTA has reserved a limited room block at Hyatt Place US Capitol/DC for institute participants. There are a limited number of rooms in the group block. The cut-off date for hotel reservations at the group rate is April 8, 2017,
or when the block becomes full (whichever is first).
To make your hotel reservation online: click here.
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