Youth Experiences Panel: The Foster Care and Mental Health Systems

Victoria Bernard, Advocacy Unlimited, and Nyamuon Nguany Machar, Youth MOVE Maine Discussion by two young adults with experience in the foster care and psychiatric systems. Topics will include trauma-awareness, coercive psychiatric treatment, cultural competency, leaving the system at 18 and the frustration of not having a voice in decisions made about your life. Specific recommendations for improving systems and outcomes are a part of the presentation