Families For Teens: Foster Care Recruitment and Support in Allegheny County

When removing a child from home is necessary, a stable foster home is the preferred placement option; unfortunately, adolescents and teenagers are much less likely to find such a home and often end up in group homes or other congregate settings.  The Families for Teens initiative, funded by the Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is designed to increase the number and quality of foster homes for these older youth through a variety of collaborative, training, support and marketing strategies.

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Content and analysis: Sanjeev Baidyaroy, Emily Kulick and Katherine Stoehr