WHAT WE’RE UP TO

2018 Policy Recommendations

35 current and former foster youth from across the state participated in the 2018 OFYC Policy Conference to build community with other foster youth and develop solutions for Oregon's foster care system. On July 24th, many of them presented the following...

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2018 Policy Conference

In July, 35 current and former foster youth from across the state gathered in Salem for the bi-annual OFYC Policy Conference. Youth in attendance shared personal stories, participated in workshops and trainings, and took part in fun activities. They also...

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Caseworker Training & Train the Trainer

Every few months, OFYC members help to train new caseworkers and trainers who work in local DHS branches across the state. All new DHS caseworkers are required to attend this training and OFYC youth participate in panel discussions based on their experiences in foster...

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Child Welfare Director Marilyn Jones

Since the end of 2017, OFYC members have been meeting regularly with Marilyn Jones, the Child Welfare Director at the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS). At their most recent meeting, members discussed how DHS can better support families in situations where it...

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OFYC Members Advocate In Washington, DC!

On October 20-23rd, 2017, four OFYC members traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in Foster Youth in Action‘s annual “Leaders for Change” conference! We were joined by youth and young adult leaders from over 20 states to: build our skills as advocates learn...

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The Sibling Bill of Rights is Here!

Oregon Foster Children’s Sibling Bill of Rights! Please contact your DHS caseworker or your local branch office for a hard copy of your own. Click here for an electronic version Click here for a tip sheet Don’t forget you have the Foster Care Ombudsman for support...

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ABOUT US

Oregon Foster Youth Connection is a program of Children First for Oregon.

Learn more at www.cffo.org

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(503) 236-9754

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