The Adolescent Well Being: Supporting Foster Youth on a Successful Path to Adulthood conference will present the findings of "The Adolescent Brain: New Research and its Implications for Young People Transitioning from Foster Care," a report published by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. The opening plenary will present an overview of the report's recommendations, followed by a panel of Youth Fellows from the JCYOI who will respond from the context of their own experience. Subsequent plenaries and workshops will expand on the recommendations and help practitioners to consider ways to integrate the concepts into practice. Judge Bryanne Hamill ('90) will be presenting at the conference.
This program will be of interest to judges, lawyers and child welfare professionals.
The conference is co-sponsored by the New York State Child Welfare Court Improvement Project, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Casey Family Programs, the Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children, the Office of Court Administration's Attorney for the Child Contracts Program, and the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.
There will be three regional conferences. Participants from New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties are encouraged to register for the June 5th event, which will be held at New York Law School. Space is limited.
June 5, 2012
CUNY School of Law
185 West Broadway
New York, NY
New York Law School
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