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WSU Assistant Professor Holds Congressional Briefing

December 1, 2016

On Wednesday, December 7, Angelique Day, a Congressional Fellow sponsored by the Society for Research on Child Development and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will host a panel and roundtable discussion titled, “Confronting the Challenges of Older Youth and Young Adults in the Foster Care System: A Focus on Higher Education Opportunities.” This briefing will showcase state innovations and foster youth from California, Iowa, Washington, Oregon, Michigan and Connecticut and will discuss ways to help foster youth access and succeed in post-secondary education.

Dr. Day serves in the Office of Congressman Danny K Davis (D-IL).  She chose this office for her fellowship “because the Congressman has leadership on House Ways and Means, the committee that makes decisions on child welfare legislation, and it is the committee in which the majority of my research applies.” She explained, “The Congressman is a member of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, and has had leadership historically with the House Education and Workforce Committee, the other committee that is relevant to my research as I study post-secondary education well-being of foster care youth.”

Dr. Day served six years as an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work, and as Founder and Director of the Transition to Independence Program, WSU's college access and retention initiative for foster youth. In addition to providing leadership in the planning and execution of the briefing, she is also assisting in the development of legislation for the Higher Education Act Reauthorization which she expects will be released for committee debate in January 2017.

Event Information:

*Confronting the Challenges of Older Youth and Young Adults in the Foster Care System: A Focus on Higher Education Opportunities

*Wednesday, December 7, 2016

*U.S. Capitol Building, Senate Visitor’s Center 212-10

*10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

 

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