Our Programs

FMC has three main programs: The Chronicle of Social Change, Fostering Families Today and the Youth Voice Program.

 
 
 
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The Chronicle of Social Change

FMC’s flagship daily news site covering child welfare and juvenile justice news nationally, with editorial staff in California, New York, Arizona, Wyoming and Michigan. Since its inception, The Chronicle has run nearly 4,000 articles on issues impacting children, youth and families and won numerous awards. Read some of those stories or subscribe here.

 
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Fostering Families Today

Part of FMC since 2017, Fostering Families Today is an award-winning bi-monthly print and online magazine that is distributed to over 30,000 readers – all resource families and kin caregivers – across the country. This magazine ensures caregivers are educated about the latest developments in trauma-informed care, and provides them with an opportunity to earn continuing education credits through reading comprehension. You can read the latest issue or subscribe here.

 
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Youth Voice Program

FMC’s Youth Voice Program began in 2016 as a journalism training program for young people with lived experience in the foster care or juvenile justice systems. Based on the curriculum from FMC’s Journalism for Social Change program, which ran from 2013 to 2017 and taught journalism to graduate and undergraduate students of public policy and social work, Youth Voice allows FMC’s staff to work directly with current and former foster youth.

In 2018, we trained and edited stories with more than 30 youth, published 46 of their stories and ran successful national writing and photo contests for young people. One youth’s story was nominated for a Media for a Just Society Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. Over the last two years, more than 100 Youth Voice pieces have been published. To learn more, reach out to our Youth Voice Program Manager.


Special Projects

We also do a number of special projects. Here are some from over the years: