On November 20th, online publication YouthToday.org published an article covering the Child Trends Report, and outcomes of youth who age out of foster care without being adopted into a permanent, loving home. They mentioned that “child welfare advocates from the Children’s Home Society of Virginia and the Better Housing Coalition said in a news release the report is another […]
Check out our CAO Bruin Richardson the morning of November 20th on The Jeff Katz Show on WRVA- 1140AM discussing National Adoption Month, foster care and the effects of trauma on foster youth, and our new Foster Youth Services Research Study.
Bruin’s interview with RVA Today host Tracy Lynn airs on Monday November 20th. Bruin shared the important need to recruit families to adopt teenagers and special needs children from foster care. He also offered a great overview of The Possibilities Project and the needs of youth aging out of foster care.
WCVE PBS’ Meagan Pauly announces–and linked to–our national study. She emphasized the Commonwealth of Virginia’s poor record on the rate of youth aging out of the foster care system. Aired on Morning Edition and All Things Click here to listen to the announcement or read it below. — November 14, 2017 Megan Pauly 1 in 5 […]
CHS’ Bruin Richardson was featured in a lively interview by Jackie Paige, who shared her appreciation of Wendy’s and the Dave Thomas Foundation. The Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program supports the most challenging adoptions of teens from foster care, and is represented in central Virginia by CHS. Listen to the entire interview here!
On November 16, Emily and Keyatta, one of our youth, were featured on I Heart Media’s “Adopt a Heart” campaign on Mix 98.1 for National Adoption Month. Keyatta is a sweet heart and really wants to be adopted! CHS is proud at how well Emily represented us on the radio! Listen to the entire interview below: […]
Bruin Richardson in a rich conversation with Bill Bevins on Focus Richmond aired on Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th. Bruin and Bill covered a range of topics for National Adoption Month, including CHS history and programs, adopting teens from foster care, The Dave Thomas Foundation program Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, trauma informed care and […]
CHS was thrilled to be featured in the Metro section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch the day following the nationwide release of national and Virginia-based study into the challenges facing youth aging out of the foster care system. Read the article below or link to it here: Richmond Times-Dispatch: Patchwork services fail youth aging out of […]
CHS’s Nadine Marsh-Carter and Diehdre Gregory were interviewed by Jake Burns on the day of our national rollout of the TPP/Child Trends research of services for transitioning foster youth. Where the foster care system needs to improve to help kids POSTED 3:19 PM, NOVEMBER 14, 2017, BY JAKE BURNS WTVR During national adoption month, two Richmond-area organizations announced […]
Spotty Programs Constrain the Potential of Youth Aging Out of Foster Care, National Survey Finds Virginia Has One of Highest Percentages of Youth Leaving Foster Care Due to Emancipation; The Possibilities Project Forming Task Force to Address Issue MEDIA CONTACT: Sean Ryan The Hodges Partnership 804.344.3212 RICHMOND, Va. (Nov. 14, 2017) – A new survey […]