This Thursday, service providers from around the state gathered at the Capitol rotunda in support of Foster Care Awareness Day. Hosted by Idaho Voices for Children, Family Advocates, and Casey Family Programs, lawmakers met for a legislative breakfast to discuss important issues related to foster care. Later that morning, Governor Little presented a Proclamation for Foster Care Awareness Day and expressed his concern and passion in the caring and protecting for our children in need.
Thursday afternoon the Child Welfare Review Panel met in the Capitol’s Lincoln Auditorium to discuss important issues in foster care and public health as well as listen to youth share their accomplishments, concerns and ideas about their personal experiences in foster care. Click here for more on the Child Protective Act and how the Child Welfare Review Panel was formed through last year’s legislation.