NH DHHS - New Hampshire Foster Youth Convene For Independent Living Conference “When Life’s Not FAIR”

Keene, NH – More than 100 youth will gather tomorrow, Thursday, August 9th

for the 8th Annual Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) Teen

Conference. The daylong conference is designed for youth ages 14 – 20

currently or formerly in state care. The Western Region of the NH Youth

Voices advisory board will provide icebreaker and team building activities.

The keynote address will be Digital Stories, a collaborative effort with

the National Resource Center for Permanency at the Hunter College School of

Social Work featuring current and former youth in care sharing their story

through the use of images, pictures, music and their own narration. There

will be a number of workshops geared toward providing these youth with

helpful information on topics such as getting a job, self advocacy,

navigating the college admissions process and staying safe online. In

addition youth will learn about key resources to assist them as they

transition into adulthood. New Hampshire’s Health and Human Services

Division of Children Youth and Families Director Maggie Bishop will speak

at the Conference. The day will include fair themed food and games, a

talent show and an awards ceremony honoring youth and adults for their

positive impact on youth in foster care.

The conference begins at 8:30 AM in the Young Student Center at Keene State


EVENT: 8th Annual DCYF Teen Conference

The “When Life’s not FAIR”

WHEN: Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 8:30 AM

WHERE: Keene State College
                  Keene, NH