3/29/23 at 12:00pm PT/3pm ET

Join this 45 minute virtual event to learn about the Asian Foster Family Initiative (AFFI) from Korean American Family Services (KFAM). AFFI is the U.S.’ first and only AAPI-focused foster family agency; it addresses the critical need for culturally-sensitive placement for the 600-800 AAPI children in Los Angeles County’s foster system. As these children are frequently survivors of abandonment, abuse and neglect, and often witnesses to family violence, placement in foster homes without a cultural match can lead to increased trauma. KFAM’s advocates provide training and support to Asian families interested in fostering throughout the preparation, application, and post-application/adoption process.

This event is intended for AAPI-serving advocates who are interested in learning more about the unique AFFI program, and who may be interested helping to address the foster care crisis in small or large ways, from advocacy and partnership, to development of a foster/adoption program. With over 400,000 children in the nation’s foster care system and only 200,000 foster families, this is not only an urgent issue, but also one that intersects closely with our work to improve responses to families experiencing GBV.

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