Click the links below to read more about what OFYC members are up to. You can also read shorter summaries of some of the ways our members have taken action in our quarterly update email, OFYC in Action.

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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2018 Policy Conference

  If you’re 14-25 years old and have ever been in foster care, you’re invited!!! Join 35-40 other current or former foster youth from across Oregon for three days of advocacy, activism, leadership and fun! Where: Willamette University, Salem When: Saturday, July 21st...

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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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