New programs are launching in four jurisdictions across the country to provide comprehensive support to young people turning 18 in foster care – one of the groups hit hardest by the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
The Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (DCBS), an agency of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), is launching a new program this month to help young people who reach adulthood in foster care, one of the groups the most impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
Youth Villages is one of 130 local nonprofits to receive grants through Cummings Foundation’s $20 Million Grant Program.
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Dr. Lindsay Pate, licensed psychologist and clinical services program manager at Youth Villages spoke with Focus Mid-South about good health practices and signs of depression in teens. “One of the things we commonly misinterpret at least for young people, is it’s not always the persistent sadness we think of as adult depression,” Dr. Pate said. Learn more about these signs and how to address them here.
Reagan tells WBIR News in Knoxville, TN about her journey entering and aging out of foster care. She’s now 19, co-president of a foster care support group, and on her way to study social work at the University of Tennessee.