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2014 Calendar

Jan. 3, Planning meeting for joint CTD and Ohio Reach conference

Jan. 11, Officers Retreat of the Ohio Youth Advisory Board

Jan. 11, Ohio Faith Advocates for Foster Youth and Alumni meeting

Jan. 16, Ohio Youth Advisory Board Quarterly Meeting

Jan. 17, "Aging Out" Advocates meeting in Cleveland, hosted by the NCJW

Jan. 22, Facilitate OHIO YAB Officers Call

Jan. 26, Chapter Meeting in Central Ohio (Columbus)

Jan. 29, Ohio Fostering Connections Meeting

Jan. 29, Outcomes discussion for joint CTD and Ohio Reach conference

Jan. 31, Participation in NACAC Strategic Planning

Jan. 31, Planning call for Kick-Off of Foster Care Youth and Alumni Advisory Committee on Housing

Feb. 7, Planning call for Teening Up for Success conference in NE Ohio

Feb. 7, Ohio Reach Board Meeting

Feb. 8, Kick-Off for Foster Care Youth and Alumni Advisory Committee on Housing in Cincinnati

Feb. 10, Independent Living workshop for Village Network

Feb. 11, Facilitate OHIO YAB Officers Call

Feb. 15, Facilitate OHIO YAB Officers Call

Feb. 16, Baby Shower for FCAA Ohio member

Feb. 21, Participation in OFCA Strategic Planning

Feb. 22, Second annual Franklin County Youth Advisory Board Retreat

Feb. 23, Chapter Meeting in Central Ohio (Columbus)

March 4, Legislative Briefing for Ohio Fostering Connections

March 7, Planning call for Teening Up for Success conference in NE Ohio

March 8, Facilitate OHIO YAB Officers Call

March 10, Independent Living workshop for Village Network

March 13, Assist with OHIO YAB Presentation for ODJFS All Staff Meeting

March 14, Assist with Ohio Reach training for Campus Liaisons in SE Ohio

March 23, Chapter Meeting in Central Ohio (Columbus)

March 29, Foster Care Symposium hosted by Junior Leagues of Ohio's State Public Affairs Committee

April 2, Conference call of Practice Model Workgroup for Ohio Fostering Connections

April 4, Ohio Reach Board Meeting

April 11, Planning call for Teening Up for Success conference in NE Ohio

April 14, Independent Living workshop for Village Network

April 17, Ohio Youth Advisory Board Quarterly Meeting

April 27 - May 1, Three Days On the Hill for Foster Care Youth and Alumni

May 12, Independent Living workshop for Village Network

June 6, Ohio Reach Board Meeting

June 12, SW Connecting the Dots Conference

June 24, Jim Casey Youth Opportunities housing event in Cleveland

July 17, Ohio Youth Advisory Board Quarterly Meeting

July 25, Teening Up for Success Conference in NE Ohio

July 30, NYTD conference call with the National Center for Housing and Child Welfare

Aug. 1, Ohio Reach Board Meeting

Aug. 4, NYTD conference call with ODJFS

Aug. 7, Passport to Success conference in Cincinnati

Aug. 6, Conference call to plan OHIO YAB Officer Bootcamp

Aug. 20, Conference call to plan OHIO YAB Officer Bootcamp

Aug. 23, Facilitated OHIO YAB Officer Bootcamp

Aug. 24, FCAA Ohio Chapter meeting in Columbus

Sept. 5, Ohio Reach Board Meeting

Sept. 8, Independent Living workshop for Village Network

Sept. 14, Alumni focus group for Ohio Fostering Connections

Sept. 17, Community forum in Columbus for Ohio Fostering Connections

Sept. 17, Panel for Foster Youth Advocacy Center

Sept. 19, Workshops for NEORTC

Oct. 12, FCAA Ohio Chapter meeting in Columbus

Oct. 13, Independent Living workshop for Village Network

Oct. 17, Pathways: Joint Connecting the Dots and Ohio Reach Conference

Nov. 14, Ohio Reach Board Meeting

Nov. 15, SW Ohio FCAA Thanksgiving in Cincinnati

Nov. 15, NE Ohio FCAA Thanksgiving in Cleveland

Nov. 16, NW Ohio FCAA Thanksgiving in Toledo

Nov. 23, Central Ohio FCAA Thanksgiving in Columbus

Dec. 8, Independent Living workshop for Village Network

Dec. 12, Ohio Reach Board Meeting

Dec. 13, Home for the Holidays in Toledo

 

 

2013 Priorities

In 2013, the Ohio chapter of Foster Care Alumni of America continued moving forward, in terms of statewide and national advocacy -- but also focused more on membership outreach, including experimenting with hosting regional meetings, and pondering the best way to reach out to our members throughout the year.

2013 Calendar

Jan. 4, Planning meeting regarding proposed OYAB DC Trip

Jan. 7, Ohio Reach Chair conference call

Jan. 8, Ohio Attorney General's Foster Care Advisory Group

Jan. 11, TOC for Revised Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit

Jan. 12, Officers Retreat of the Ohio Youth Advisory Board

Jan. 14, Planning call for Three Days On the Hill for Foster Care Youth and Alumni

Jan. 17, Ohio Youth Advisory Board Quarterly Meeting

Jan. 18, Planning call to discuss Spring Independent Living classes at Village Network

Jan. 22, Conference call of Ohio Reach Summit Workshop Subcommittee

Jan. 23, Ohio Attorney General's Foster Care Advisory Group

Jan. 24, Conference call with ODJFS

Jan. 27, FCAA Ohio Pay It Forward Program

Feb. 1, Planning call for second annual Connecting the Dots conference

Feb. 1, Ohio Reach Board conference call

Feb. 4, Ohio Attorney General's Foster Care Advisory Group

Feb. 8, Planning call for second annual Connecting the Dots conference

Feb. 10, FCAA Ohio Officers Retreat

Feb. 11, Independent Living workshop for Village Network

Feb. 15, Planning call for second annual Connecting the Dots conference

Feb. 23, Franklin County Youth Advisory Board Officers Retreat

Feb. 24, Conference call with EMK Press about Food for Thought

March 1, Ohio Reach Board meeting

March 9, Training Foster Parents in Logan County: Emotional Resiliency and Trauma-Informed Care

March 10, Chapter Meeting in Central Ohio (Columbus)

March 11, Independent Living workshop for Village Network

March 17-21, Three Days On the Hill for Foster Care Youth and Alumni

March 29, Planning Committee call for 2013 Connecting the Dots conference

April 5, Planning Committee call for 2013 Connecting the Dots conference

April 6, Workshops for Fairfield County on Emotional Resiliency and Trauma-Informed Care

April 8, Ohio Reach Board meeting

April 12, Chapter Meeting in NE Ohio (Cleveland)

April 14, Chapter Meeting in Central Ohio (Columbus)

April 15, Independent Living workshop for Village Network

April 18, Ohio Youth Advisory Board Quarterly Meeting

April 19, Planning Committee call for 2013 Connecting the Dots conference

May 2, Conference call with EMK Press about Food for Thought

May 3, Planning Committee call for 2013 Connecting the Dots conference

May 4, Officer Commissioning for FCAA Ohio member

May 5, Baby Shower for FCAA Ohio member

May 10, Assemble items for Ohio Reach Summit

May 13, Ohio Reach Summit

May 15, Wendy's Wonderful Kids Summit

May 17, Planning Committee call for 2013 Connecting the Dots conference

May 18, Chapter Meeting in NE Ohio (Cleveland)

May 19, Chapter Meeting in Central Ohio (Columbus)

May 20, Independent Living workshop for Village Network

May 21, Ensure Ohio youth transportation for Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day

May, 24, FCAA Ohio meeting to prepare for future Housing Event

May 29, FCAA Ohio Officers Call

June 1, Stark County Youth Advisory Board Officers Retreat

June 7, First hotel walk through for 2013 Connecting the Dots conference

June 14, Planning Committee call for 2013 Connecting the Dots conference

June 19-21, Purple Project Conference

June 28, Planning Committee call for 2013 Connecting the Dots conference

July 18, Ohio Youth Advisory Board Quarterly Meeting

July 19, Second hotel walk through for 2013 Connecting the Dots conference

July 24, Meet at hotel to set up for 2013 Connecting the Dots conference

July 25, Second annual Connecting the Dots conference

July 28, FCAA Ohio phone call regarding Food for Thought

Aug. 4, Chapter Meeting in Central Ohio (Columbus)

Aug. 9, Ohio Reach Board Retreat

Aug. 10, First half of OHIO YAB Tech Retreat

Aug. 16, Planning Committee debriefs by phone about 2013 Connecting the Dots conference

Aug. 24, Second half of OHIO YAB Tech Retreat

Sept. 5, First Planning call for Partners for Forever Families Symposium

Sept. 6, Second Planning call for Partners for Forever Families Symposium

Sept. 19 - 20, Partners for Forever Families Symposium

Sept. 22, Chapter Meeting in Central Ohio (Columbus)

Sept. 27, Ohio CASA Conference

Oct. 4, Planning call for SW FCAA Thanksgiving in Cincinnati

Oct. 5, Retreat to discuss Three Days On the Hill for Foster Care Youth and Alumni in 2014

Oct. 17, Ohio Youth Advisory Board Quarterly Meeting

Oct. 18, Planning call for SW FCAA Thanksgiving in Cincinnati

Oct. 19, Junior League Retreat

Oct. 20, Chapter Meeting in Central Ohio (Columbus)

Oct. 22, Foster Care Alumni Panel during PCSAO Conference

Nov. 1, Planning call for SW FCAA Thanksgiving in Cincinnati

Nov. 10, FCAA Ohio Pay It Forward Program

Nov. 16, NE Ohio FCAA Thanksgiving in Cleveland

Nov. 16, SW FCAA Thanksgiving in Cincinnati

Nov. 24, Central Ohio FCAA Thanksgiving in Columbus

Dec. 6, Ohio Reach meeting

Dec. 6, Meeting with LINK 22, Foster the Souls and Safe Pastures

Dec. 11, Conference call to discuss Housing and Emergency Placement

Dec. 14, Champion of Change Award

Dec. 19, Phone call to launch Foster Care Youth and Alumni Advisory Committee on Housing in Cincinnati

Dec. 20, Meeting with CPO Management

Dec. 20, Planning call for Teening Up for Success in 2014

Dec. 20, Meeting with OCWTP regarding Improving Outcomes

Dec. 20, FCAA Ohio Holiday Wish program

Dec. 21, Home for the Holidays in Toledo

Dec. 22, FCAA Ohio Holiday Wish program

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2012 Initiatives by the FCAA Ohio chapter:

1. Participate in and promote Foster Care Alumni of America's I Am Here Campaign.

2. Advocate for a consistent template to be used throughout the state for 90-day exit plans, in order to ensure better outcomes for emancipating foster youth, and compliance with state and federal law. Involve the courts in this process,in partnership with Youth Fostering Change.

3. Support the Attorney General's Office with their Children's Initiatives, particularly establishing a Foster Care Take Your Child to Work Day, challenging over-prescribing drugs to foster youth, seeking to curtail human trafficking, and connecting foster youth with employment and higher education.

4. Collaborate with and learn from the legacy of the Todd A. Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male, particularly when it comes to increasing college retention for marginalized populations.

5. Seek to build partnerships within the Ohio Department of Development, in order to more effectively connect foster care youth with the workplace, and Bridges Out of Poverty in order to involve more foster care alumni in the "Getting Ahead" program.

6. Advocate for specific initiatives, including drivers education for teenagers in foster care, and awareness and implementation of Independent Living Allocation.

We will continue to:

1. Share foster care alumni expertise on a statewide and national level.

2. Support the Ohio Youth Advisory Board, Ohio Reach, and Village Network.

3. Partner with ODJFS, OACCA, PCSAO, CDF, YEP, Adoption Network Cleveland, OFCA, OHILA, Cincinnati Works, and the Ohio Supreme Court.

4. Seek opportunities to engage alumni/youth as child welfare trainers in the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program.

5. Partner with Ohio CASA to promote youth voice in court, advocate for permanency outcomes for youth in care, and participate on Citizen's Advisory Panels.

2012 Calendar

Jan. 12-13, OCWTP Cultural Diversity TOT

Jan. 14, Officers Retreat of the Ohio Youth Advisory Board

Jan. 18, OCWTP Conference Call

Jan. 19, Ohio Youth Advisory Board Quarterly Meeting

Jan. 19, Presentation for Getting Ahead's Big Picture Meeting

Jan. 23-24, OCWTP Cultural Diversity TOT

Jan. 25, Meeting with ODJFS Director Colbert

Feb. 11, Planning meeting to discuss 2012 Central OH FCAA Thanksgiving

Feb. 11-13, National Foster Youth and Alumni Policy Council

Feb. 13, Independent Living workshop for Village Network

March 10, Fairfield County YAB Training

March 12, Independent Living workshop for Village Network

March 16, White House Community Partnership Summit

March 24, Two workshops for Trumbull County foster parents

March 31, National Youth Advocate Program Foster Parent Conference

April 4, Ohio Attorney General's Child Safety Roundtable

April 4, Medicaid Eligibility Modernization discussion with Governor's Office of Health Transformation

April 9, Independent Living Training for Village Network and Syntaxis

April 19, Ohio Youth Advisory Board Quarterly Meeting

April 19-21, National Resource Center for Youth Development Training of Trainers

April 20, Conference call to prepare for SW Ohio FCAA Thanksgiving

April 21, Lucas County YAB Training

April 27, Conference call to prepare for Ohio Attorney General's Foster Care Symposium

May 1-2, OACCA Advocacy Conference

May 3-4, Summit VII of the Christian Alliance for Orphans

May 5, SAFY Conference at Stonybrook UMC

May 7, Fourth annual Ohio Reach Summit

May 8, Northwest PCSAO meeting: Share about Ohio Reach and youth advisory boards

May 11, Foster Care Symposium during Two Days in May Conference

May 18, White House Young America Series at OSU

May 19, Ross County Foster Parent Training on Emotional Resiliency and Trauma Toolkit

May 30-31, Positive Youth Development Training at ECORTC

May 30 - June 1, National Foster Youth and Alumni Policy Council

June 2, Mahoning County Youth Advisory Board Training

June 8, OFC Advisory Committee: Partners for Families and Youth

June 11, FCCS Teen Conference at Deer Creek

June 15, All Staff Meeting of ODJFS Office of Families and Children

June 16-20, National Conference on Volunteering and Service

June 18-19, Positive Youth Development Training at CORTC

June 21-22, Purple Project Conference

June 25-30, International Summit of Youth in Care

July 10-13, White House Young America: Outcomes and Results presentation in DC

July 19, Ohio Youth Advisory Board Quarterly Meeting

July 23-25, CDF's national conference, held at the Freedom Center

Aug. 3, Connecting the Dots Conference for Foster Care Teens and Young Adults

Aug. 8-10, NYTD Technical Assistance Meeting in DC hosted by the Children's Bureau

Aug. 17, Conference call with Ohio Medicaid

Aug. 21, Conference call with Hamilton County Youth Advisory Board

Aug. 24, Meeting to plan for FCAA Ohio Thanksgiving events this fall

Aug. 31, Meeting with Village Network to plan Independent Living classes

Sept. 4-7, National Independent Living Conference

Sept. 5, Presentation for the National Center for Adoption Law and Policy

Sept. 10, 50 States in 50 Days Tour hosted by Paradise in the Sky

Sept. 12, Presentation for the National Center for Adoption Law & Policy

Sept. 14, Meeting with Nationwide Children's Hospital regarding PREP initiative

Sept. 19, ANC Learning Community workshop on Challenges Facing "Aging Out" Youth

Sept. 22, Trumbull County Training on Alumni Communities and Trauma-Informed Care

Sept. 27, Child Advocate of the Year Award from Ohio CASA

Sept. 28, Ohio CASA Conference

Oct. 12, Champion Award from the National Center for Adoption Law and Policy

Oct. 12, Two workshops at NEORTC on Real Life 101 and Alumni Communities

Oct. 15, Independent Living workshop for Village Network

Oct. 18, Ohio Youth Advisory Board Quarterly Meeting

Oct. 22, CCAI Delegation Dinner with the OHIO Youth Advisory Board

Oct. 25, Child Advocate of the Year Award from PCSAO

Oct. 26, Ohio Reach Chairs conference call

Nov. 26, Ohio Reach Chairs conference call

Nov. 10, SW Ohio FCAA Thanksgiving in Cincinnati

Nov. 11, NW FCAA Thanksgiving in Toledo

Nov. 12, Independent Living workshop for Village Network

Nov. 17, NE Ohio FCAA Thanksgiving in Cleveland

Nov. 18, Central Ohio FCAA Thanksgiving in Columbus

Nov. 27, Ohio Reach Chairs conference call

Dec. 1, Wood County YAB Training

Dec. 3, Ohio Reach Board Meeting

Dec. 6, Ohio CASA Directors Meeting

Dec. 7, Meeting with Columbus Foundation

Dec. 10, Ohio Attorney General's Foster Care Advisory Group

Dec. 10, Independent Living workshop for Village Network

Dec. 16, FCAA Ohio Holiday Wish Program

Dec. 21, Planning meeting regarding OYAB Retreat and proposed DC trip

Dec. 23, FCAA Ohio Holiday Wish Program

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2011 strategic endeavors by the FCAA Ohio chapter:

1. Continue to share foster care youth and alumni expertise on a statewide and national level, including facilitating the development of the Ohio Youth Advisory Board.

2. Continue to invest our time and efforts in helping Ohio's transitional foster care youth succeed, by investing in Ohio Reach, holding monthly meetings at Village Network, and advocating for the needs of Ohio youth "aging out" of foster care through the 'Ready to Launch' initiative.

3. Continue to partner with OACCA, YEP, Adoption Network Cleveland, OFCA and the Ohio Supreme Court.

4. Continue to seek opportunities to engage alumni/youth as child welfare trainers in the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program.

5. Collaborate with Ohio CASA on pilot projects that have the potential to positively impact youth voice in court, permanency outcomes for youth in care, and future implementation of the Fostering Connections Act.

2011 Calendar

Jan. 6, Phone call with Ohio CASA regarding Citizens Review Boards

Jan. 7, OCWTP conference call

Jan. 7, Conference call with FCAA national to discuss digital storytelling

Jan. 10, Village Network Independent Living Training

Jan. 12, Conference call with FCAA national to discuss digital storytelling

Jan. 14, Conference call of Purple Project Conference Planning committee

Jan. 15, Officers Retreat of Ohio Youth Advisory Board

Jan. 19, Conference call with FCAA national to discuss digital storytelling

Jan. 20, Ohio Youth Advisory Board Quarterly Meeting

Jan. 24, Meeting with Ohio CASA regarding Citizens Review Boards

Jan. 28, Conference call with FCAA national to discuss digital storytelling

Jan. 29, Stark County training on Navigating Relationships With Bio Families

Jan. 31, Conference call of Ohio Reach Summit Planning Committee

Feb. 4, CORTC workshop on Real Life 101

Feb. 11, OFC Advisory Committee: Partners for Ohio's Families & Youth

Feb. 11, Meeting with Board member of the Ohio Federation of Children's Mental Health

Feb. 13, Franklin County Youth Panel

Feb. 14, Host Higher Education Scavenger Hunt for Village Network Youth

Feb. 16, Conference call of the Ohio Reach Summit Planning Committee

Feb. 18, Six-hour CORTC workshop on Emotional Resiliency

Feb. 26, Summit County Youth Advisory Board Training

March 4, Meeting to discuss Getting Ahead and Bridges Out of Poverty

March 7, OCWTP Trainer Event

March 8, SACWIS meeting at the Office of Families and Children

March 8, Ohio Reach Advisory Board meeting

March 11, CO-OP Conference for Foster Parents

March 11, OCWTP Conference Call

March 14, Village Network Independent Living Training

April 1, Lead six-hour Emotional Resiliency workshop in Cleveland

April 4, Submitted Ohio YAB Progress Report to ODJFS

April 9, Two workshops for SEORTC on Emotional Resiliency and Trauma

April 11, Village Network Independent Living Training

April 14-15, National Resource Center for Youth Development training

April 16, Hispanic Leadership Conference in Lorain

April 16, Keynote at Rosemont Center

April 21, Ohio Youth Advisory Board Quarterly Meeting

April 28, Submitted Ohio YAB Funding Report to ODJFS

April 28, Child Abuse Awareness Month speaker in Seneca County/Xenia

April 29 , Two workshops for Scioto County on Emotional Resiliency and Real Life 101

May 7, FCAA Ohio Family Cookout at Sharon Woods

May 7, Ohio CASA Mock Trial in Stark County

May 9, Village Network Independent Living Training

May 10, Conference call regarding Ohio Medicaid and emancipated foster youth

May 12, Facilitate NEORTC Youth Panel on Aspects of Positive Foster Care Placement

May 13, OFC Advisory Committee: Partners for Ohio's Families & Youth

May 13, National Resource Center for Youth Development training

May 14, Ohio CASA Mock Trial in Montgomery County

May 16, Third annual Ohio Reach Summit

May 19, Youth Panel during Wendy's Wonderful Kids Summit

May 23, Keynote during Village Network-Columbus graduation event

May 26, Keynote during Village Network-Wooster graduation event

June 6, FCCS Teen Conference at Deer Creek

July 8, Todd A. Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male

June 21, Ohio YAB testimony on HB 86

June 22, Keynote at Rising Up and Moving On Luncheon

June 24-25, Purple Project Conference

July 21, Ohio Youth Advisory Board Quarterly Meeting

July 22, National Resource Center for Youth Development training

July 29, OFC Advisory Committee: Partners for Ohio's Families & Youth

Aug. 5, Customized Employment and Transition Age Youth Conference

Aug. 12, Career and Entrepreneurship Event Planning Committee Conference Call

Aug. 13, Meeting to finalize fall curriculum for Village Network

Aug. 14, Orphan Foundation of America Luncheon

Aug. 16, Meeting with OSU Star House

Aug. 19, Youth Advisory Board Training for Allen County

Aug. 26, Career and Entrepreneurship Event Planning Committee Conference Call

Aug. 27, Two workshops for NEORTC on Emotional Resiliency and Real Life 101

Sept. 9, Career and Entrepreneurship Event Planning Committee Conference Call

Sept. 10, Workshop for Lucas County CASA/GAL and foster teens

Sept. 12, Village Network Independent Living Training

Sept. 16, Meeting with ODJFS Office for Children and Families

Sept. 23, ANC Partners for Forever Families Symposium

Sept. 24, Lead two workshops during Ohio CASA Conference

Sept. 29, ODJFS Symposium on Meaningful Visitation

Sept. 30, Career and Entrepreneurship Event Planning Committee Conference Call

Oct. 6, Stark County Reach Event

Oct. 10, Village Network Independent Living Training

Oct. 19, PCSAO Conference: Facilitate Ohio YAB Youth Panel

Oct. 20, Ohio Youth Advisory Board Quarterly Meeting

Oct. 28, Career and Entrepreneurship Event for Foster Care Youth/Alumni

Nov. 5, Cincinnati Youth Panel during SWORTC Fall Conference

Nov. 7, College Fair hosted by Franklin County Children Services

Nov. 19, SW Ohio FCAA Thanksgiving in Dayton

Nov. 19, NE Ohio Thanksgiving in Cleveland

Nov. 20, Central OH FCAA Thanksgiving in Columbus

Nov. 21, OCWTP Conference Call

Nov. 23, Conference call with Ohio CASA

Nov. 28, Conference call with the Ohio Supreme Court regarding upcoming pilot

Nov. 29, Meeting with YEP

Dec. 4, Syntaxis Independent Living Training

Dec. 5, OHILA conference call

Dec. 9, Ohio Attorney General's Child Safety Roundtable

Dec. 12, Village Network Independent Living Training

Dec. 12-13, Ohio Partnership Forum on Housing Options for Transition Age Youth

Dec. 14, Ohio Reach Board Meeting

Dec. 23, FCAA Ohio Holiday Wish Program

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2010 Initiatives:

1. Continue to build statewide support for Ready to Launch, and public awareness about the needs of transitional youth (Project Safety Net).

2. Start planning our advocacy strategy for Independent Living in the 2012-2013 Biennual Budget.

3. Initiate fundraising to support the workshops we provide for youth, foster parents and social workers throughout the state of Ohio, specifically in terms of mileage cost.

4. Partner with the Childrens Defense Fund on initiatives, including the Cradle to Prison Pipeline

5. Finish and share "When Helping You Is Hurting Me" workshop.

We will continue to:

1. Share alumni expertise on a statewide and national level.

2. Invest our time and efforts in the Ohio Reach Initiative, HEMI and ASAP.

3. Support the Ohio Youth Advisory Board.

4. Partner with OACCA, YEP, Adoption Network Cleveland and OFCA.

5. Seek opportunities to engage youth in the OCWTP.

2010 Calendar

Jan. 5, Indiana chapter-building conference call

Jan. 7, Meeting to discuss future website geared toward teen and young adult adoptees

Jan. 8, Ohio YAB adult supporters conference call

Jan. 8, Engaging the faith community in support of youth "aging out" of foster care

Jan. 8, Meeting with Syntaxis

Jan. 9-10, FCAA officers/members meeting, in person and by phone

Jan. 14, Ohio Reach workshop planning conference call

Jan. 16, Ohio YAB Officer's Retreat

Jan. 17, Meeting to plan workshops for Syntaxis

Jan. 18, OCWTP conference call

Jan. 20, Prepare for 2010 Ohio Reach Summit

Jan. 21, Ohio Youth Advisory Board meeting

Jan. 21, Engaging the faith community in support of youth aging out of foster care

Jan. 22, Meeting at Franklin County Children Services

Jan. 22, OCWTP conference call

Jan. 27, Conference call regarding Governor's Steering Committe on Transitional Youth

Jan. 27, OACCA Independent Living conference call re: 2010 Summit

Jan. 30, FCAA-Ohio strategic planning and grantwriting meeting

Feb. 1, Met with OACCA staff regarding Independent Living Summit

Feb. 2, Open Forum on Foster Care at Dayton Children's Hospital

Feb. 5, Governor's Steering Committee on Transitional Youth meets at Riffe

Feb. 6, Alumni Support and Assistance Project meets at CML

Feb. 10, OACCA Independent Living conference call re: 2010 Summit

Feb. 16, Lunchtime with Lisa: Update from Athens County YAB

Feb. 19, Governor's Steering Committee on Transitional Youth

Feb. 24, Hamilton County Youth Advisory Board Meeting

Feb. 26, Meeting with OCWTP staff

March 5, Stark County workshop on Education/Employment and alumni review of OCWTP curriculum

March 7, FCAA Chapter Support call

March 8, OCWTP Trainer Event

March 8, OACCA Advocacy Event Reception with Legislators

March 12, Governor's Steering Committee on Transitional Youth

March 13, Workshop for Central Ohio Trainers Co-Op

March 16, Conference call with Eileen McCaffrey re: USA Reach Clearinghouse

March 17, Conference call with Sandra Holt re: Ohio Youth Advisory Board funding

March 22, OACCA Independent Living conference call re: 2010 Summit

March 25, Adoption Network Cleveland's Creating Futures event

March 25-27, Cincinnati Subchapter Leadership Training (see four sets of pictures)

March 29, Ohio Reach conference call

April 1, Workshop for Independent Living Skills Group at Pressley Ridge

April 10, Workshop for CORTC on Emotional Resiliency

April 12, Workshop for Franklin County College Bound Mentors

April 15, OHIO Youth Advisory Board meeting

April 24, Guernsey County Foster Parent Training on Emotional Resiliency and Real Life 101

April 24, Village Network Graduation Event in Wooster

April 26, NCTSN Trauma Toolkit for Child Welfare - OCWTP TOT

April 29, Governor's Residence: Close-out of Steering Committee on Transitional Youth

May 1, Memorial Service for Chief Justice Moyer

May 7, ANC/Bellfaire Permanency Symposium for Court-Related Professionals

May 14, Ohio Reach 2010 Summit Planning Committee meeting

May 15, HEMI Higher Education Fair

May 17, ODMH Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Training

May 22, Finishing the Journey Youth Conference at Cleveland University

May 28, Strategic Sharing TOT for Ohio Child Welfare Training Program

June 4, Conference call to prepare for NE Ohio Independent Living Summit

June 4, Governor's Steering Committee on Transitional Youth conference call

June 7-9, FCCS Youth Conference

June 12, ECORTC Foster Parent Conference

June 25, Second annual Ohio Reach Summit

July 9, Two workshops for Sojourners foster parents

July 15, OHIO Youth Advisory Board meeting

July 15, Conference call to prepare for SW Independent Living Summit

July 21, Governor's Steering Committee on Transitional Youth/Young Adults

July 23, Meeting and conference call to finalize workshops for NE Independent Living Summit

Aug. 6, Workshops for NWORTC on Emotional Resiliency and Real Life 101

Aug. 8, Glory Scholarship event hosted by Orphan Foundation of America

Aug. 11, Ohio SW Independent Living Summit

Aug. 18, Governor's Steering Committee on Transitional Youth/Young Adults

Aug. 20, Conference call for the NE Independent Living Summit

Aug. 26, OACCA Independent Living advisory meeting

Aug. 27, OFC Advisory Committee: Partners for Ohio's Families & Youth

Aug. 31, Lorain County Youth Advisory Board training

Sept. 3, Workshop for Village Network foster parents on Independent Living Preparation

Sept. 7, Americorps Focus Group facilitated by FosterClub and FCAA

Sept. 7-10, NILA Growing Pains Conference

Sept. 17, Workshop for Caregiver's Helper on available resources for emancipated foster youth

Sept. 20, Ohio Reach Advisory Board meeting

Sept. 20, Governor's Steering Committee on Transitional Youth/Young Adults

Sept. 24, Judicial College video teleconference for juvenile court judges and magistrates

Sept. 25, Two workshops for foster parents in Montgomery County

Sept. 28, OCWTP Alumni Engagement conference call

Oct. 2, Ohio CASA Conference Youth Panel

Oct. 6, Present Emotional Resiliency workship during the PCSAO conference

Oct. 8, Met with youth leadership team of Franklin County Youth Advisory Board

Oct. 15, Met with Village Network to plan for monthly meetings in 2011

Oct. 15, Met with Ohio CASA to discuss future partnerships

Oct. 19, Discussed Jen Horner's program HYPED: Helping Youth Produce Excellence Daily

Oct. 20, Governor's Steering Committee conference call

Oct. 21, OHIO Youth Advisory Board meeting

Oct. 29, Ohio NE Independent Living Summit

Nov. 4, Starr Commonwealth Banquet

Nov. 5, OFC Advisory Committee: Partners for Ohio's Families & Youth

Nov. 9, College Fair hosted by Franklin County Children Services

Nov. 12, Workshops for NEORTC on Alumni Communities and Emotional Resiliency

Nov. 14, SW Ohio FCAA Thanksgiving in Cincinnati

Nov. 20, NE Ohio FCAA Thanksgiving in Cleveland

Nov. 21, Central/SE Ohio FCAA Thanksgiving in Columbus

Nov. 30, Second annual Adoption Advocacy Day

Dec. 1, Ohio Reach Advisory Board meeting

Dec. 3, Purple Project Conference Committee conference call

Dec. 6, Ohio Child Welfare Symposium on Disproportionality in Foster Care

Dec. 10, Governor's Steering Committee on Transitional Youth and Young Adults

Dec. 16, Explore possible partnership with ECOT

Dec. 19, Meet with CHIP regarding their 16th annual Hispanic Leadership Conference

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2009 Initiatives:

1. Support Cincinnati Works with their Next Step Network, designed to assist young people in and from foster care in achieving employment and stability.

2. Present at one or more national adoption conferences about the importance of maintaining sibling connections and providing for adoptees during the transition to adulthood.

3. Work with Professor Alvin Mares on housing, peer mentoring and education initiatives.

4. Work with Village Network to develop a supportive structure for young people from their program to return to after emancipating from foster care.

5. Strive to build a stronger partnership with Franklin County Children Services and the Ohio Family Care Association.

We will continue to:

1. Provide workshops for Village Network.

2. Work with IHS to certify foster care youth and alumni as state child welfare trainers for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program.

3. Offer support, training and encouragement to local, regional and statewide youth advisory boards.

4. Support OACCA’s advocacy efforts regarding Independent Living legislation.

5. Serve on the planning committee for Ohio’s annual Independent Living Summit and the Youth Housing Board of YEP

2009 Calendar

Jan. 9, Meeting with Adoption Network Cleveland

Jan. 11, Collaboration with FCAA members in Indiana on juvenile justice reform

Jan. 13, Workday planning for January 31st event

Jan. 15, Meeting with Cedric Riley to plan upcoming community forums

Jan. 23, OACCA meeting on IL legislative recommendations at YEP

Jan. 31, Co-facilitate Alumni Support and Assistance Project (ASAP) kick-off event at OSU

Feb, 6, IHS meeting regarding certifying foster care youth/alumni as trainers

Feb. 16, OFCA website revitalization meeting

Feb. 18, Finalization of OACCA Independent Living legislation recommendations

Feb. 19, Statewide Youth Advisory Board elections

Feb. 20, Guest speaker at Montgomery County Family and Children First Council event

Feb. 26, FCAA Ohio leadership meeting

Feb. 28, Lead Independent Living workshop at Village Network

March 3, Carpool to Cleveland with OFCA to discuss Fostering Connections Act

March 6, IHS conference call regarding certifying foster care youth/alumni as trainers

March 10, Meeting with youth involved with Adoption Network Cleveland's Get Real program

March 10 - 11, OACCA Advocacy conference

March 11, Conference call to plan for May 12th Higher Ed Foster Care Liason Training

March 17 - 18, Testimony before House Human Services Committee regarding proposed budget cuts

March 19, Testimony regarding loss of TANF-IL funds, as mentioned in the Hannah Report

March 20, IHS conference call regarding certifying foster care youth/alumni as trainers

March 21, OHIO Youth Advisory Board Officers Retreat

March 21, Meeting with Adoption Network Cleveland regarding sibling visitation, birth records

March 29, Meeting to discuss May 12th training and other Higher Ed recommendations

April 3, Meeting with Central Ohio Technical College regarding Foster Care Outreach program

April 5, Workday planning for Ready to Launch campaign and advocacy training

April 8, Conference call in preparation for Ohio Reach

April 15, Conference call in preparation for Ohio Reach

April 16, Statewide Youth Advisory Board meeting

April 17, FCAA Ohio officers/members meeting

April 22, Testimony before the Ohio House of Representatives regarding loss of TANF-IL funds

April 23, Workshop on sibling connections at the American Adoption Congress conference

April 26, Meeting with Angela Lariviere of YEP

April 28, Ready to Launch Advocacy Day: Legislative visits to 24 Ohio Senators

April 29, OACCA Higher Education meeting

May 1, Conference call regarding Child Welfare Training Survey

May 2, Second meeting of Alumni Support & Assistance Project (ASAP)

May 6, Conference call regarding Youth Track of NACAC conference

May 8, Starr Commonwealth banquet

May 9, Debriefing about Ready to Launch legislative visits

May 11, Preparation for Ohio Reach event.

May 12, Ohio Reach kick-off event to establish Higher Ed foster care liaisons

May 15, Cincinnati FCAA membership drive hosted by Cincinnati Works

May 17, Workday preparation for Colorado and continued work on advocacy training

May 18 - 21, Congressional Office Visits sponsored by Casey Family Programs

May 22, Conference call in preparation to meet with OCWTP Steering Committee

May 26, Meeting with Representative Sykes about reforming IL funding in Ohio

May 30, Testimony before Ohio Senate regarding partial restoration of IL funds

May 31 - June 2, NACAC’s 2009 Advocacy Training and Congressional Office visits

June 2 - 5, Four workshops during Colorado Summit on Children and Families

June 6, Spend an extra day in Denver to support the Colorado FCAA chapter

June 10, Research presentation before the OCWTP Steering Committee

June 11, Presentation on Emotional Resiliency for PCSAO Executive Retreat

June 17, Ohio Reach debriefing and strategic planning for future endeavors

June 26, Training on creating and maintaining peer support groups in Stark County

June 20-21, Alumni Support and Assistance Project (ASAP) Retreat

July 16, Statewide Youth Advisory Board meeting

July 19, FCAA officers meeting, in person and by phone

July 24, Training on creating and maintaining peer support groups in Athens County

Aug. 1, Third meeting of Alumni Support and Assistance Project (ASAP)

Aug. 9, Strategic Sharing workshop for YEP Retreat

Aug. 12 - 15, Co-facilitate NACAC Youth Track in Columbus, Ohio

Aug. 24, Presentation for Gibault Children Services youth and staff

Aug. 28, OACCA Roundtable on Children and Family Services

Aug. 29, Panel participation in Higher Education Mentoring Initiative (HEMI)

Sept. 1 - 4, NILA conference in Nashville, Tennessee

Sept. 8, Presentation for Higher Education Mentoring Initiative (HEMI)

Sept. 10, Ohio YAB Play during PCSAO conference

Sept. 10, Regional meeting of Cradle to Prison Pipeline

Sept. 10, NFCC housing policy platform for foster youth in Capitol Hill

Sept. 18, Workshop for Stark County on Legislative Advocacy

Sept. 25 - 26, Ohio CASA conference

Oct. 2, Workshop for Erie County on Agents of Change and Strategic Sharing

Oct. 10, Workshop for Village Network Uhrichsville on Independent Living

Oct. 15, Statewide Youth Advisory Board meeting

Oct. 19, Ohio Reach meeting to plan for 2010

Oct. 19, Training on Purposeful Sharing for VISION Board

Oct. 20, Website design for Ohio Cradle to Prison Pipeline

Oct. 20, Meeting regarding Franklin County's College Bound Mentoring program

Oct. 21, Hearing on HB 197

Oct. 21, Meeting with FCCS Emancipation Department

Oct. 22, Legislative visits regarding HB 197 and adoptee access to birth records

Oct. 23, Planning Committee for 2010 Independent Living Summit

Oct. 25, Preparation for FCAA Ohio Thanksgiving event

Oct. 27, Children's Defense Fund's Annual Women's Advocacy Action Day

Oct. 29, Ohio First Lady's Council on Transitional Youth

Oct. 30. Workshop for NWORTC on Emotional Resiliency

Nov. 5, Workshop for SEORTC on Emotional Resiliency

Nov. 7, Fourth meeting of Alumni Support and Assistance Project (ASAP)

Nov. 9, FCCS College Fair for foster care youth

Nov. 12 - 13, Participate in Ohio Summit on Children

Nov 22, FCAA Ohio Thanksgiving

Dec. 2, Meeting with Sandra Holt, Deputy Director of ODJFS

Dec. 11, Workshop for NEORTC on Emotional Resiliency

Dec. 14, Ohio Youth Advisory Board conference call

Dec. 15, WOSU radio interview

Dec. 16, Ohio Reach conference call

Dec. 17, WCUE/WOTL/WYTN radio interview

Dec. 17, OACCA Independent Living advisory meeting

Dec. 17, Chafee Foster Care Independence Program 10-year anniversary in DC

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Strategic Planning for 2008

1. Continue to support and celebrate the achievements of the Overcoming Hurdles in Ohio statewide youth advisory board. They are the 'alumni of tomorrow,' and it is an honor to support their efforts.

2. Supporting the establishment of youth advisory boards in Athens, Hamilton, Lucas, Portage and Stark Counties, and an FCAA subchapter in Cincinnati.

3. Provide ongoing training for youth, alumni and allies, including the IHS annual 'Train the Trainer' event, the CO-OHIO Youth Advocate Services conference and trainings for young people involved in statewide and/or regional foster care youth advisory boards.

4. Ease the transition to adulthood for youth aging out of care by serving on the planning committee for Ohio's second annual Independent Living Summit, serving on the youth housing committee for YEP and being a resource regarding the IL pilot project in Lucas County.

5. Sharing our voices on a statewide and national level through conference keynotes and workshops.

In 2009 , we would like to plan two annual fundraising activities, which will take place in May (Foster Care Month) and November (National Adoption Awareness Month)

2008 Calendar

Jan. 4 , Lucas County peer mentoring site visit has been postponed until 2009

Jan. 7, Meeting with FCAA members to plan for Franklin County peer mentoring initiative

Jan. 9, Conference call to debrief about Youth Housing Summit

Jan. 11, Stark County peer mentoring site visit

Jan. 13, Informal meeting of FCAA alumni members

Jan. 14, Meeting with PCSAO staff to plan for Franklin County peer mentoring initiative

Jan. 14, Meeting to plan statewide Peer Mentoring Initiative

Jan 19, Workshop during Cuyahoga County 'Orientation to Emancipation'

Jan. 25, Lorrain County Emancipated Youth Support Group meeting

Feb. 7, Statewide Youth Advisory Board meeting

Feb. 29, Attend CO-OHIO Youth Advocate Services conference

Mar. 1, Present two workshops at CO-OHIO Youth Advocate Services conference

Mar. 3, Present at 'Train the Trainer' event for the Institute of Human Services

Mar. 4 - 5, Participate in youth panel at 11th annual OACCA Advocacy Conference

Mar. 31, Cuyahoga Youth Council meeting

April 17, Present about Strategic Sharing at Statewide Youth Advisory Board meeting

April 30, Testimony at Columbus Statehouse regarding House Bill 7

May 5, Participate in youth panel at ODJFS Foster Care Month event

May 14, Youth for Justice event

May 21 - 23, Keynote and workshop during Daniel Memorial Foster Parent Conference

May 27 - 30, Two workshops during Colorado Summit on Children, Youth and Families

June 13, "Rising Up and Moving On" Achievement Banquet

June 25, Adult supporters meeting at PCSAO

July 11, Ohio Family and Children First forum, chaired by First Lady, Frances Strickland

July 11, FCAA officers meeting

July 15, Training on building youth advisory boards in Lucas County

July 17, Statewide Youth Advisory Board meeting

July 22, Training on building youth advisory boards in Athens County

July 28, Meeting to discuss collaboration with National Adoption Center for Law & Policy

July 29, OACCA Independent Living Legislative Forum in Montgomery County

July 30, Training on building youth advisory boards in Cuyahoga County

Aug. 3, Ohio FCAA meeting to plan Budgeting exercises for upcoming workshop

Aug. 9, Workshop on Emotional Resiliency during YEP Retreat

Aug. 10, Present at YEP Statewide Retreat for homeless youth

Aug. 13, Creative planning committee to plan presentation for Adoption Awareness Month

Aug. 14, Present at Youth Ad Hoc Committee of Institute for Human Services

Aug. 15, OACCA Independent Living Legislative Forum at Lighthouse Youth Services

Aug. 18, OHIO YAB adult supporters conference call

Aug. 19, Spoke at Cedric Riley statewide rally "Success is a Choice"

Aug. 20, Cuyahoga County Teen Resource Fair

Aug. 20, Legislative advocacy meeting with Adoption Network Cleveland

Aug, 22, Workshop for youth and foster parents on independent living for Village Network

Sept. 4 - 6, Keynote and three workshops at "Growing Pains" National Independent Living Conference

Sept. 10, Visit MyPlace to learn more about their transitional housing model

Sept. 11, Present for Youth Ad Hoc Committee, visit Daybreak

Sept. 18, Youth track at PCSAO conference

Sept. 21, Small-scale meeting of Ohio FCAA members

Sept. 24, Second small-scale meeting of Ohio FCAA members

Sept. 28, Youth housing meeting with Ken Warren, Michael Chambers and Angela from YEP

Oct. 3 - 4, Second annual statewide Independent Living Summit

Oct. 8, Creative planning committee meeting for Adoption Awareness Month

Oct. 15, Conference call with Dawn Folsom regarding starting an Indiana chapter of FCAA

Oct. 16, Strategic planning meeting of Ohio FCAA members

Oct. 18, Franklin County Children Services College Fair

Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, Two workshops at It's My Life conference

Nov. 8, Workshop for foster parents on emotional resiliency for Village Network

Nov. 12, Meeting at Viaquest regarding Youth Housing Initiative

Nov. 13, Lives on Canvas: Portrait of A Child by Darrin Hoover

Nov. 14, FCAA officers meeting: Strategic planning for 2009

Nov. 16 - 18, Alumni Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C.

Nov. 17, Independent Living Legislativate Workgroup meeting on Medicaid

Nov. 19, Meeting with Starr Commonwealth and Viaquest re: ASAP pilot project

Nov. 20, Meeting with Cedric Riley to discuss 2009 foster care rally and Cedric's tour

Nov. 22, Meeting with Jamole Callihan to discuss future Indiana chapter of FCAA

Nov. 27, Thanksgiving FCAA Alumni Reunion

Dec. 5, Winter Ball in Dayton, Ohio

Dec. 8, OACCA Higher Education Legislative Workgroup meeting

Dec. 10, Conference call with Viaquest regarding Alumni Support and Assistance Project

Dec. 13, YEP Christmas event: Seeking partnerships in local faith-based communities

Dec. 15, YEP Youth Housing Conference: Helped facilitate foster care breakout session

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Our Goals for 2007

During 2007, alumni and allies in Ohio had three primary focus areas:

1. Supporting the goals and efforts of the O.H.I.O. (Overcoming Hurdles in Ohio) Youth Advisory Board.

2. Designing trainings and workshops, based upon alumni insight.

3. Establishing statewide connections throughout Ohio between child welfare professionals, foster parents, kinship care providers and people in and from foster care

We accomplished these goals by:

1. Attending the Montgomery County youth resource fair, Stark County youth forum and statewide Youth Advisory Board meetings in order to build relationships with young people and support their long-term goals.

2. Presenting at three statewide and one national conference, and being invited to present at future conferences in 2008.

3. Partnering with Lighthouse Youth Services, OACCA, OFCA, PCSAO and YEP on statewide initiatives such as the Ohio independent living summit, YEP youth housing conference, the OFCA foster parent conference and supporting the OHIO Youth Advisory Board.

 

2007 Calendar

Feb. 26, Youth Resource Fair in Dayton, Ohio

March 2, Input on proposed Ohio foster care legislation

April 28, Ohio FCAA Chapter elections

June 12, Transitional Youth Conference: Mental Health

June 14 - 16, Presented at Ohio Family Care Association annual conference

July 19, Presentation for Ohio Independent Living Association

Aug. 8, Media Training

Aug. 18, Chairs of Ohio FCAA chapter attend OFCA executive board meeting

Aug. 28 - 29, Fundraising Workshop

Aug. 21, Participation in YAB Independent Living Survey partners planning meeting

Sept. 30 - Oct, 2, Attended and presented at It's My Life Conference

Oct. 19, Attended and presented at statewide independent living conference

Oct.27, Chapter meeting to discuss strategic plan for 2008, including fund-raising

Nov. 1, Statewide "Overcoming Hurdles in Ohio" Youth Advisory Board meeting

Nov. 18 -27, Trip to Washington D.C. to discuss federal financing regarding foster care.

Dec. 3, YEP conference on Transitional Youth and Housing

Dec. 7, Winter Ball in Dayton, Ohio

Dec. 11, Youth Advisory Board supporters' meeting

Dec. 27, OFCA college event for foster care youth

Dec. 28, Prepare for Youth Speak Out in 2008 at OACCA

 

 

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