Federal Administrative Advocacy for Older Youth

Examples Administrative Requests for the HHS/Administration for Children and Families

  • Keep young people connected to services and housed during and after this health crisis
  • Help meet the immediate needs of young people for housing, food, and other material support
  • Ensure that youth are connected to vital resources, people, and assistance in this time of crisis
  • Direct states to develop a plan for increased supports and financial resources for expectant and parenting youth to ensure appropriate health care for the parent and child (including prenatal care) and support for the adolescent’s and child’s healthy development and well-being
  • Ensure former foster youth are insured
  • Direct and support states to develop targeted approaches to support youth in family-based settings and reduce/eliminate the use of congregate care and placement in emergency shelters to protect the health and safety of youth

See document with detailed examples here.