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Who Cares - Finding Family for Georgia's Foster Youth

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Freight Depot - The Blue Room

65 MLK Jr. Dr. SW

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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On Oct. 24, The Chronicle of Social Change invites you to a Civic Dialogue in Atlanta to coincide with the publishing of its soon-to-be-released reporting project: Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families.

Who Cares is a rigorous examination of the nation’s foster care system, and its capacity to care for the children who enter it. Last year, The Chronicle – a news outlet covering child welfare nationally – issued a similar report that was highlighted in stories by The Associated Press and National Public Radio.

We will host launch events in Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta around the report's findings.

The Atlanta dialogue will take place at the Freight Depot’s Blue Room from 3:00 – 5:00 PM, and focus on how Georgia can tap into family members to find loving homes for its foster children. As foster care numbers have surged in the state, so has its reliance on relative caregivers.

We are proud to partner with the Barton Child Law and Policy Center at Emory University to produce this important event.

Chronicle Publisher Daniel Heimpel will moderate a panel discussion. Confirmed participants include: Tom Rawlings, interim director of Georgia’s Division of Family and Child Services; Sharon McDaniel, the founder and CEO of A Second Chance, a Pittsburgh-based service agency that is a national leader in finding kin placements for foster children; Whitney Gilliard, former foster youth, National project manager and Georgia chapter member of Foster Care Alumni of America (FCAA) and founder of Gilliard and Company resource for foster youth; and Eugene Vickerson, a current kinship caregiver through the Project Healthy Grandparents at Georgia State University.



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Appetizers and drinks will be provided by Distinctive Catering & Events. Parking instructions will be sent out via email.

Contact Victoria Rocha at victoria@fosteringmediaconnections.org for any questions related to the event and Thalia Henderson at thalia@fosteringmediaconnections.org for any questions related to sponsorship.

Fostering Media Connections is the parent company to the online publication The Chronicle of Social Change and print magazine Fostering Families Today.



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