Aged Out: The Stories That Built Us
This fall 2018, the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic will bring us its podcast “Aged Out: The Stories That Built Us.” This podcast will raise awareness regarding the child welfare system while giving youth who aged out of foster care a voice to transform it.
In each podcast segment, clinic law students take a journey with former foster youth as they relate their experiences while in the system. These young adults will, in their own words, share their stories to shed light on the day-to-day lives of many foster children.
By telling the good and the bad, these young adults have an opportunity to suggest reforms that can help those who come after them. Each story is as unique as its teller and, by considering these young people’s call-to-action, those who can change the foster care system will hear what must be improved and how.
These stories will provide foster parents, caseworkers, advocates, judges, and state representatives a human perspective that provides both concrete suggestions and strong motivation to improve the care of and outcomes for foster children and ultimately to change a system that has fallen short on preparing our foster children for life after foster care.
The Clinic thanks the Golden Rule Family Foundation for providing the seed funding for this project. Do not miss our release coming this fall 2018.