Foster Teens in Transition: Are they better off today?

For years, rates of homelessness among the city's former foster youth have remained stubbornly high. The city is connecting more teens to families, keeping more of them out of foster care in the first place, and developing new programs for pregnant and parenting foster teens. But for those remaining in foster and group homes, resources are being cut. Can NYC meet the needs of teens still in care, and those who have recently left? Are young people leaving foster care better prepared for adulthood today than they were a decade ago?

A conversation with: Linda Lausell Bryant, Executive Director, Inwood House Priti Kataria, ACT (Adolescents Confronting Transition) Director, Lawyers for Children Theresa Nolan, Division Director NYC Programs, Green Chimneys Tyeisha Ayers, Foster youth and participant, Nurse-Family Partnership Maryanne Schretzman, Family Services Coordinator, Office of Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs Lorraine Stephens, Deputy Commissioner for Family Permanency Services, NYC Administration for Children's Services

Moderated by: Andrew White, Director, Center for New York City Affairs

Click here to read the new Child Welfare Watch report on young adults aging out of the city's foster care system: "In Transition: A better future for youth leaving foster care."

Child Welfare Watch and this event are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Sirus Fund, the Ira W. DeCamp Foundation, the Child Welfare Fund, the Viola W. Bernard Foundation and the Milano Foundation.