Young women, national and state advocates, provider agency executives, researchers, foundation representatives, and Capitol Hill staff members, met in Washington, D.C., May 12, 2011, to begin a national dialogue about the experiences of young mothers in foster care. National Crittenton convened the meeting to provide an opportunity for a diverse array of people and organizations to hear directly from young mothers in foster care about their experiences, and their suggestions for making foster care more effective for them and their children. This document highlights the day’s activities, key discussion points, and presents policy recommendations for addressing the needs of young mothers in foster care.

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