Advocating for “Normalcy” and Promoting Case Engagement for Older Youth

Youth in foster care should not be restricted or isolated from social and recreational activities that are healthy and developmentally appropriate for their age. The federal "Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014" amended the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) to include provisions about supporting "normalcy" for foster youth as well as new requirements surrounding APPLA goals.