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January 10
Forever Families: The Key to Iowa Child-Welfare Reform

In Iowa, how to assure that all kids involved in the foster-care system have “forever families” has become one of the biggest reform topics, and for good reason. For youth who “age out” of the system at age 18, missing those connections makes successful transition into the adult world—a transition that for most kids is cushioned by their families—incredibly challenging. Although there are many miles to go in meeting that goal, Iowa has some exemplary models for working with families and youth that offer a strong path for maintaining, building, or re-establishing children’s community connections.

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