Individual trauma results from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening with lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being. (1) Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17…

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 1. Advocating is important to you. The children we serve are vulnerable and benefit from having someone in their corner with no other obligations or bias.   2. There are 22 foster children that are awaiting a CASA. Y.E.S. has been authorized to provide CASAs for these 22 foster children but we need you!  …

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Watch this video of Rob Scheer talk about his non- profit Comfort Cases which has a mission similar to our own Luggage of Love program. Youth Empowerment Siskiyou’s Luggage of Love program concentrates on serving foster youth right here in Siskiyou County.  Luggage of Love gives youth entering foster care a comfort bag. Our comfort…

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“Today is the beginning of the end of juvenile imprisonment as we know it,” said Governor Newsom in a statement published Jan 22, 2019. “Juvenile justice should be about helping kids imagine and pursue new lives — not jumpstarting the revolving door of the criminal justice system. The system should be helping these kids unpack…

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https://player.acast.com/fostering-change/episodes/episode-38-covid-19-and-youth-aging-out-of-foster-care Click the link above to listen to the podcast! Can you imagine aging out of foster care during Covid-19? These young adults have to find somewhere to live and provide for themselves during an Pandemic. Some have no safety net or family. Listen to Rob and Dana of the Fostering Change Podcast talk with…

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This short film by Left Turn Productions depicts both a foster child’s and CASA volunteer’s experience with the system. After watching, you will have a broader understanding of a CASAs role in the foster child’s case. Of course, all cases are different and all children are different.  We take into consideration a volunteer’s experience level…

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The L.A. Times published an OP-ED about several negative effects that closing group homes has led to. Click here to read the article. As states and counties endeavor to keep at risk children safe, they make course corrections based on past problems.  With each policy change new issues arise with the very systems developed to…

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We are awaiting the release of guidelines from the CDC and the Caliornia Department of Public Health. While we want to do everything we can to offer some form of camp this summer we want to ensure the safety of our campers and staff. We will know more about our camp plans in mid June.…

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