The South Carolina National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) Team recently presented at the National Pathways to Adulthood Conference: A Convening on Youth in Transition in New Orleans, LA. Presenters included Monique B. Mitchell, Research Assistant Professor/SC NYTD Research Director and Toni Jones, Research Associate/SC NYTD State Coordinator, both with The Center for Child and Family Studies; Faith Slater, GOALL President, SCDSS; and Kathleen McLean-Titus, State Coordinator/Chafee Independent Living Program, SCDSS.
The conference was sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, the Children’s Bureau, and the Family and Youth Services Bureau. The presentation was entitled “Bringing Youth Voices Forward: Empowering Youth as NYTD Leaders and Informed Advocates.” It addressed the NYTD federal data collection and highlighted South Carolina’s efforts to understand, engage, and empower older youth in foster care.
To learn more about NYTD and South Carolina's part in this national project, visit www.nytdstayconnected.com.