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The Beat Within, beatwithin.org: This bi-weekly publication gathers writing from incarcerated youth produced in workshops around the country.

California Youth Connection, calyouthconn.org: CYC trains teens to advocate for their issues within the California foster care system.

Child Welfare Watch: newschool.edu/milano/nycaffairs/publications_cww.aspx: New York City-based CWW combines in-depth reporting and analysis to make recommendations for improvements to children’s and family services.

The Door, door.org: The Door is a multiservice youth agency in New York City. Its services include legal support to immigrant youth in foster care.

Foster Care Alumni of America, fostercarealumni.org: This is an advocacy and self-help membership organization for people who grew up in foster care.

Foster Club, fosterclub.com: Foster Club is a national group with more than 20,000 members under age 24 who are or have been in care. Their site has blogs, message boards, and other opportunities for youth to connect.

Foster Focus, fosterfocusmag.com: Former foster youth Chris Chmielewski started this national monthly magazine to share foster care news and information.

A Home Within, ahomewithin.org: This organization helps connect teens in foster care with free, private therapists.  

LA Youth, layouth.com: One of the country’s best teen-written publications, from Los Angeles, which regularly includes stories by teens in foster care.

National Coalition for Child Protection Reform, nccpr.org: NCCPR advocates for keeping more children out of foster care and devoting more resources to supporting families in ways that protect children from harm.

National Foster Care Coalition, nationalfostercare.org:  NFCC gathers together different organizations, including the Casey Foundation, Children’s Defense Fund, and National CASA Association, to advocate for youth in care.

National Foster Youth Action Network, fosteryouthaction.org: NFYAN works with states and cities to help them bring youth voices and perspectives into their foster care systems.

New Yorkers for Children: newyorkersforchildren.org: NYFC is a nonprofit partner to New York City’s child welfare administration that offers scholarships, programs, classes and other things to help youth in care as well as conferences and programs for service providers.

Rise Magazine, risemagazine.org: Rise collects stories by parents affected by the child welfare system. These stories help other social workers and policymakers better understand what these parents go through and how to better serve families. 

YouthSuccessNYC, YouthSuccessNYC.org: This website, sponsored by New Yorkers for Children, is a clearinghouse of resources for New York City youth aging out of care. Many of the stories and guidelines are helpful to youth and staff anywhere. (Represent staff administer the site, and it includes many Represent stories.)

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