Laws, Rights, and Advocacy

This section will help to outline the rights that youths in substitute care have. It will also include laws and policies relevant to young people AND hopefully you'll also learn how to advocate for yourself.

 

For instance, laws have recently indicated that before a young person leaves foster care, they may consider completing a document naming someone as their Health Care Power of Attorney. Click here to learn more.

 

If you find other resources or websites you would like us to link to, please submit your information to sayso@ilrinc.com

 

Thanks and enjoy!

Empowerment PowerPoint Presentation.

Click Here for an Empowerment PowerPoint Presentation.  When you open it a box will pop-up & click "Read Only".  The Power Point will open.

This presentation was created by the young people in Yancey County to help teach other youths ho to advocate for themselves.

This section will help to outline the rights that youths in substitute care have. It will also include laws and policies relevant to young people AND hopefully you'll also learn how to advocate for yourself.

 

For instance, laws have recently indicated that before a young person leaves foster care, they may consider completing a document naming someone as their Health Care Power of Attorney. Click here to learn more.

 

If you find other resources or websites you would like us to link to, please submit your information to sayso@ilrinc.com

 

Thanks and enjoy!

Documents related to Laws, Rights and Advocacy in the For You Guidebook

Becoming Your Own Advocate

Your Rights in Foster Care

Foster Care Timeline

Covenant with NC Children - SaySo is a member of this statewide advocacy organization comprised of member from all over NC interested in issues relevant to children and youth.

North Carolina General Assembly - Find out who from your area represents you in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Start emailing them so they know what the issues are for NC youths in substitute care.

North Carolina Guardian Ad Litem - The state website for the GAL program. Learn what a GAL is and how he or she can help. 

Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office -

North Carolina Websites:

Documents related to Laws, Rights and Advocacy in the For You Guidebook

Becoming Your Own Advocate

Your Rights in Foster Care

Foster Care Timeline

National Websites

Foster Club - Foster youth website full of information, support, resources for all youths nationally

Booster Club of Foster Club - adult supporter website of the Foster Club

The Finance Project - This portion of The Finance Project is focused on the needs of transitional youths and a framework to keep youths Connected by 25.

 Resources on LGBTQ Youths in Foster Care - LGBTQ youth in foster care face additional challenges. Explore this site to understand more about the concerns, rights, policies, and practices regarding the needs of these young people.

Located at: 

Children's Home Society

Statewide

 

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