Webinar on the Pandemic’s Impact on Young Parents With Foster Care Experience

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Posted June 8, 2021, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had many effects on young people. How has it affected young parents who have been in foster care? The Annie E. Casey Foundation will hold a webinar on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, to share major themes, findings and implications from a Foundation-funded study focused on the voices of 26 young parents who are in or have recently experienced foster care.

The webinar, Five Ways the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Young Parents With Foster Care Experience, will include presentations from researchers from the University of Maryland and Montclair State University, reflections from a young father who joined the research team, quotes from interviews and focus groups with young parents and photos taken by young parents as part of a Photovoice project, a participatory research method to tell the stories of their lives during the pandemic. Panelists will discuss how the experiences of these young people and their children can inform practice and policy for the future.

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Webinar Details

Date and time: 2 p.m. ET, Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Panelists include:

  • Allison Holmes, senior research associate, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, moderator
  • Elizabeth M. Aparicio, assistant professor, University of Maryland School of Public Health
  • Svetlana Shpiegel, associate professor, Department of Social Work and Child Advocacy, Montclair State University
  • Alexander Sanchez, youth co-researcher and young father
  • Tammi Fleming, senior associate, the Annie E. Casey Foundation

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