We have the Right NOT to Remain Silent…Why kids in care need to know their rights
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Having knowledge is power, and our youth deserve all the power and knowledge needed to be successful. Florida has great resources and laws to help foster youth. However, many of these youth are uninformed about their rights and privileges under the law. In this workshop, attendees will learn the important laws affecting the lives of children in care and how to empower youth and educate them on the law. They will learn from the voice of the youth why it’s important for children to learn their rights in ways that are age-appropriate and easily understandable. Youth will also share how having this knowledge can help them become empowered to navigate the system and advocate for their success.
This training will provide tools and strategies to help adults understand the issues and help educate and empower young people to know their rights and become strong self-advocates. Participants from Florida Youth SHINE, an organization of current and former foster youth developed by Florida’s Children First, will present the voice of youth and share examples of their life in care to highlight the benefits of children in care knowing their rights.