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What Employers Need to Know to Best Support Youth with Experience in Foster Care
The most life-changing opportunities we can provide our youth are education and good jobs. Young people who have experience in foster care are no exception, and often in dire need of these opportunities because they are living independently without a network of family support. This webinar will provide an overview of how your organization can best appreciate and accommodate these resilient young people. It will also explore how supervisors and managers can provide support in learning and skills development.

After attending this webinar attendees will be able to:
1. An understanding of foster care and how this experience may impact how an employee engages in the workplace.
2. Best ways to support employees with experience in foster care to reach their full potential in the workplace.
3. How you can use an asset-based approach to support youth with experience in foster care on the job and within teams.

Feb 22, 2023 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Karie Ward
Director, Fostering Success Michigan @Educate Tomorrow
Karie Ward serves as the Executive Director of Fostering Success Michigan, a statewide collective impact initiative that began in 2012 and focuses on postsecondary access and success for youth with experience in foster care. Karie works to support the network of campuses, community partners, youth, and statewide agencies that make up the education to career pipeline for students in Michigan. Karie began working for FSM as an Intern and Graduate Assistant while attending WMU’s School of Social Work, graduating with an MSW in 2014. Karie has held many roles at FSM and has produced over 70 webinars, 32 podcasts, and facilitated 15 statewide network events. Additionally, she has led the FSM Network through two organizational transitions to ensure long term sustainability for the initiative.
Michael D.Davis-Thomas
CEO/Founder @MDDTSpeaks
Podcast host of {Resilient Voices & Beyond}, Federal & State Child Welfare Consultant/Contractor, Advocate, Public Speaker, Peer Support Specialist, Mentor