Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 29, 2012
Foster Care Alumni of America is a national non-profit association that is led by alumni of the foster care system. They use the term alumni to describe those who have been in foster care during their childhood or adolescence. FCAA executive director, Adam Robe, MSW, a foster alum himself, says, “We are pleased that Rhonda Sciortino has agreed to serve as a voice for our nation’s current and former foster youth.”
FCAA is active in national and state level policy decisions related to foster care. Members who have established personal and professional success seek to help others understand what works and what desperately needs improvement. Foster Alum and spokesperson, Rhonda Sciortino, author of Succeed Because of What You’ve Been Through, says, “DHHS estimates the cost of child abuse and it’s consequences at $32 billion annually. The ‘soft costs’ of lost tax revenue and productivity are estimated at three times that number. So the truth is that taxpayers are paying for child welfare services, medical and mental health care, homelessness, substance abuse, human trafficking, and criminality which stem from mistreatment of children. Yet, despite all this outgo, we see little return on investment. FCAA envisions changes that can dramatically improve the outcomes for foster kids.”
Both executive director, Adam Robe, and Rhonda Sciortino, have shared their personal stories and their hopes for the nation’s foster youth on Rhonda Sciortino’s Radio Show: CRACK THE CODE, which airs on am590 The Answer in Southern California. Archived shows are also available at http://www.rhondasradioshow.com.
The mission of FCAA is to connect the alumni community and to transform foster care policy and practice, ensuring opportunity for people in and from foster care.