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The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to raising awareness about the millions of children around the world in need of permanent, safe, and loving homes and to eliminating the barriers that hinder these children from realizing their basic right of a family.

2015 Foster Youth Internship Program™ Congressional Report and Briefing Release

We are pleased to share with you the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s 2015 Foster Youth Internship (FYI) Program™ report Embracing Our Past, Empowering Their Future: Why Child Welfare Reform Matters. We hope you are enlightened and inspired as you read … Continue reading

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2015 Foster Youth Internship Policy Report Preview: Adoption of African-American Males and Adoption Dissolution

Twelve current and former foster youth are participating in CCAI’s Foster Youth Internship program, spending their summer interning for Members of Congress on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday, July 28 at a Congressional Briefing, they will use their legislative knowledge combined … Continue reading

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2015 Foster Youth Intern Policy Report Preview: Psychotropic Medications and Supports for Foster Children of Parents with Serious Mental Illness

Twelve current and former foster youth are participating in CCAI’s Foster Youth Internship program, spending their summer interning for Members of Congress on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday, July 28 at a Congressional Briefing, they will use their legislative knowledge combined with … Continue reading

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2015 Foster Youth Intern Policy Report Preview: Transition Strategy For Youth Leaving Care and Suicide Prevention Through Trauma-Informed Training and Peer Support Groups

Twelve current and former foster youth are participating in CCAI’s Foster Youth Internship program, spending their summer interning for Members of Congress on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday, July 28 at a Congressional Briefing, they will use their legislative knowledge combined … Continue reading

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2015 Foster Youth Intern Policy Report Preview: Increasing Participation in Extracurricular Activities and Higher-education Opportunities for Youth in Foster Care

Twelve current and former foster youth are participating in CCAI’s Foster Youth Internship program, spending their summer interning for Members of Congress on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday, July 28 at a Congressional Briefing, they will use their legislative knowledge combined … Continue reading

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2015 Foster Youth Intern Policy Report Preview: Mental Health Screenings and Sexual Education

Twelve current and former foster youth are participating in CCAI’s Foster Youth Internship program, spending their summer interning for Members of Congress on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday, July 28 at a Congressional Briefing, they will use their legislative knowledge combined … Continue reading

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2015 Foster Youth Intern Policy Report Preview: Educational Opportunities & Group Homes

  Twelve current and former foster youth are participating in CCAI’s Foster Youth Internship ™ program, spending their summer interning for Members of Congress on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday, July 28 at a Congressional Briefing, they will use their legislative … Continue reading

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