The run helps support the Launch Program. L.A.U.N.C.H!” stands for Learn, Adjust,
Unite, Navigate, Citizenship, Honor and is a two-part program – (1) train and work
with staff and foster parents to wrap services around youth, so that they can remain in
the least restrictive, stable placements, and (2) work with youth to empower them to be
ready to leave care, with a plan and skills to make that plan a reality. For the first goal,
equipping foster parents and staff to work with teens, AWFC has given foster parents and staff extensive training on committing to work with foster teens long-term. There is a focus on helping foster parents fully understand where the kids come from and why they behave as they do. This helps them know how to deal with these behaviors.
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