Sharing experiences of aging out

This study has been delayed due to the COVID-19 situation and the delayed completion of the survey study. However, it will begin in the early spring of 2022.

We are inviting people to share their stories of aging out of child welfare. The purpose of this project is to learn about the specific challenges, resources, and successes that young people have experienced transitioning out of government care. We hope that you will want to share your first-hand knowledge of what works, what doesn’t, and how things should change. Your information will be used to create awareness, change legislation and policies, and improve practices so that future youth can benefit.

If you want to share your story, you can do so in any way you choose: through music, photography, art, film, traditional crafts, or just oral sharing. Blackfoot Elders will provide guidance throughout this project but people from all cultures are welcome. Any materials and equipment you might need will be provided. You will also have the option to share your stories through a public art exhibition.

If you are interested in telling your story and meet the same criteria to be eligible for the survey, please add your contact information to the sign up list and we will be in touch when we are getting ready to start.