Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: Foster Care
July 30, 2012 8:39:09 PM PDT
ABC7's Emmy award-winning public affairs show, "Beyond the Headlines," provides in-depth coverage of the topics and issues facing the people of the Bay Area. Throughout the year, "Beyond the Headlines" airs half-hour specials on issues, ranging from Bay Area housing to same-sex marriage.

BEYOND THE HEADLINES
July 22, 2012
Foster Care
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

This week's episode takes a closer look at the foster care system. ABC7 News has teamed up with sleep train this month to help raise awareness and support for foster children. One dollar goes to the Sleep Train Dream Campaign for every "like" we get on our Facebook page.

Our program this week will discuss ways to get involved in fostering a child, and what it is like to grow up in foster care. We will address recent legislation related to young adults transitioning out of the system, as well as a program for LGBTQ youth.

Today's guests have each been involved in various aspects of foster care, and will share valuable information about their experiences.

Studio Guests

Jill Jacobs
Executive Director
Family Builders
www.familybuilders.org

Alea Franklin
California Youth Connection
www.calyouthconn.org

Maria Cotton
Foster Parent
www.thirdbaptist.org/freedomschool

Additional Information

Like our facebook page to make a difference to Bay Area foster kid!. One dollar goes to the Sleep Train Dream Campaign for every "like" we get. www.facebook.com/abc7news

Learn more about foster care and adoption services: http://families4children.com/

2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral, including food pantry information. Dial 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.


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