We are working to drastically change the systemic challenges that youth—specifically older or “transition-age” youth (TAY) of color—who are or have been involved with the foster care system experience.

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Follow us on Instagram to learn more about our work, the CARES Ambassadors, and the policies we are building to advance change for all transition age youth.

Happy Friday! Culture (from the Latin cultura stemming from colere, meaning "to cultivate") generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activities significance and importance. Cultural practices and values promote family well-being and improve child welfare outcomes. Strong ties with cultural, racial, and ethnic identities can build resilience and act as a buffer against the effects of trauma. 

This series aims to expand the reach and use of many terms that appear in our work, lives, and communities.
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#classisinsession #KeyEquityTerms #CARES #CARESAmbassadors #Equity #Culture #ChildWelfare
Happy Thursday! Today's Key Equity Terms are ✨Equity vs. Equality✨. 

People often use the words "equity" and "equality" to mean the same thing when discussing race and social justice. While both terms are about "fairness," they are different, and choosing one over the other can lead to very different results. 

According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, “Equal­i­ty assumes that every­body is oper­at­ing at the same start­ing point and will face the same cir­cum­stances and chal­lenges. Equi­ty rec­og­nizes the short­com­ings of this “one-size-fits-all” approach and under­stands that dif­fer­ent lev­els of sup­port must be pro­vid­ed to achieve fair­ness in outcomes.” 

This series aims to expand the reach and use of many terms that appear in our work, lives, and communities. 

#classisinsession #KeyEquityTerms #CARES #CARESAmbassadors #Equity #Equality #Equityvsequality #equityversusequality
Happy Friday! We're back with our "Key Equity Term" Series; today's Key Equity Term is ✨Discrimination✨. This series aims to expand the reach and use of many terms that appear in our work, lives, and communities. 

Discrimination fact: According to the American Bar Association, "Racial discrimination in U.S. child welfare is a human rights issue. On August 30, 2022, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), a group of international experts charged with monitoring state compliance with human rights obligations on racial discrimination, expressed concern at the 'disproportionate number of children of racial and ethnic minorities removed from their families and placed in foster care' in the U.S. Stay tuned for new terms in the coming weeks, and if you have additions — let us know!
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#Discrimination #classisinsession #KeyEquityTerms #CARES #CARESAmbassadors #KeyTerms #Wordoftheday #WOTD
Check out CARES #NewYork Ambassador Kayonda talking about what policy issue she feels has been neglected and should be an immediate concern. See what the CARES Policy Agenda is about by visiting CARES4Power.org or the LinkTree in our bio. This policy agenda reimagines how policy supports young people.
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Check out CARES #Atlanta Ambassador Aisha speaking about what she envisions for the future of the country. See what the CARES Policy Agenda is all about by visiting CARES4Power.org or the LinkTree in our bio. We, as a society, owe young adults the support they need to find their way and flourish. 
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