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NETWORKING: Foster Care Alumni of America

The mission of Foster Care Alumni of America is to connect the alumni community and to transform policy and practice, ensuring opportunity for people in and from foster care.

IN THE MEDIA: After 18, Foster Kids Face Tough Road Ahead

Listen to this report, that aired on the radio in 2010, about aging out.  You'll hear the voices of former foster youth, telling their own stories of their experiences as they aged out of foster care. This report points out how hard it can be, but highlights how YOU can find success when you age out.

NETWORKING: Foster Club

The Foster Club is such a great way to connect with other foster kids all across the country.  Learn about famous people who were once foster youth, and read the real stories of kids just like you. Learn how to advocate for yourself and be a leader!

ADVOCACY: Advocates for Children of New Jersey

Provides information about issues facing NJ children and families.  Also provides resources for parents and caregivers.

ADVOCACY: Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Jersey

Supports a statewide network of local, community-based CASA programs through which trained volunteers advocate for the best interests of children who have been removed from their families because of abuse or neglect.

ADVOCACY: Rutgers Child Advocacy Center, Aging Out Project

Helps youth, ages 14-21, who are aging out of the DYFS system, learn about their rights and entitlements as they age out of DYFS care.  The CAC provides free advocacy to youth who are having trouble accessing these services.  In addition, the CAC helps youth with other needs, such as obtaining SSI benefits. 

ADVOCACY: Transitions For Youth

Addresses the complex needs of youth transitioning to adulthood, particularly those who are aging out of foster care or who are involved with New Jersey's juvenile justice or behavioral health systems. 

BULLYING: Bully Stoppers

This site offers tips on how to respond to bullies and how to stop others from being bullied.  Additionally, this site offers NJ students an anonymous method to report bullying, which can be viewed by school officials to take action.  Registration is not required and using names in reports is not allowed. 

BULLYING: Stop Bullying

Provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators, and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying. 

CAREER: NJ Next Stop

You will find valuable insight into New Jersey's jobs, industries, and career paths that match your skills and talents.  Find out how to get the career that is right for you!

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