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Thank you for joining us for our 2021 Speaker Series! Watch the episodes below to learn how you can join the work to transform foster care and end youth homelessness - because this work takes all of us.

Episode #1: Playing the Long Game of Systems Change
With Sam Martin and Liz Trautman

Creating true systemic change takes the coordinated effort of many, often taking years of work. But the impact is clear – changing systems changes lives. In this episode, we asked two leaders in public policy: What does it truly take to transform the child welfare system for future generations?

Episode #2: It’s all about Family – Evolving MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™
With Degale Cooper, Annette Jones, and Monica Mason-Camp

Time and again, young people have told us they needed community, stability, and support. That’s what being a family is all about, and that is at the heart of MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™. We asked child welfare experts and the first Mockingbird Family: What potential does this program hold for the future of foster care?

Episode #3: Youth Voice is Community Voice
With Ryan Tobiasson and Dorian Brajkovich

Want to know what young people experiencing foster care or homelessness think of the system? Ask them. In this episode, youth advocates share their experiences advocating for change, and outline the impact it has the lives of young people.