CSAC Innovation Summit

9:30 am – 11:00 am
Caring for California's Children: FOSTER

This year, the Innovation Summit will focus on the vital role that counties play in protecting the safety and improving the well-being of children. The session will begin with a 20-minute preview of FOSTER, an HBO documentary focused on the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. FOSTER presents an authentic and inspirational examination of foster care by telling the stories of children, youth, social workers, and families. The preview of the film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring county leaders and other key stakeholders. The panel will share their perspectives and engage session participants about challenges and opportunities for counties to serve and support children and youth involved in the child welfare and foster care system.