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City Visions: Why is San Francisco exporting its foster youth?

November 16, 2015:  More than 20% of California's foster youth are sent to placements across county lines, restricting their access to mental health care and other services.  Host Joseph Pace discusses this and other challenges facing out state's foster youth.  

What are some of the legislative solutions on the horizon?  Why are the use of group homes and psychotropic medications, among other things, being challenged by foster youth advocates and what are the alternatives?

Producer:  Wendy Holcombe


Daniel Heimpel - Executive Director, Fostering Media Connections.  

Patrick Gardner, Attorney - Executive Director, Young Minds Advocacy Project.

Carroll Schroeder - Executive Director, California Alliance of Child and Family Services.

Heather Matheson - Former foster youth;  Student, San Francisco State University


The Chronicle of Social ChangeMulti-part series on out-of-county placements of foster youths

The Price of a Placement: Recruiting Families in San Francisco's Million Dollar Market

While Counties Delay Mental Health Services Out-of-County Foster Youth Languish