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

Posted June 8, 2021
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Daughter plays with father on the floor

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.

Reg­is­ter here

Webi­nar Details

Date and time: 2 p.m. ET, Tues­day, June 292021

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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