Enhancing the Lives of Child, Youth and Families
Transcript for Progressive Life Center, Inc. CFC Video
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Title Page: Progressive Life Center, Inc. logo; Video of hand opening a heart; Progressive Life Center, Inc.; Enhancing the lives of children, youth and families.
[Audio of Baby crying] A child should always have a loving home.
[Audio of Baby crying] For approximately 440,000 foster youth nationwide, this is not always the case.
[Video/Audio of Evette Clarke, Prince George’s County Regional Director] It really takes a coordinated community response to support vulnerable children.
[Transition Screen – Video with girl writing] THE ODDS AGAINST FOSTER KIDS: Youth in foster care experience post traumatic stress disorder at twice the rate of war veterans (reference -National Foster Youth Institute). FAMILIES ARE STEPPING UP: Reported in 2019, more than 2.6 million children lived in households headed by grandparents or other relatives (reference - The Annie E. Casey Foundation). EDUCATION CRISIS: Foster youth are three times more likely to be expelled and twice as likely to be suspended (reference - National Foster Youth Institute).
[Audio Narration with Evette Clarke, Prince George’s County Regional Director] Our children that we serve, they desire to live, full, healthy, prosperous lives like any other children.
[Video/Audio of Evette Clarke, Prince George’s County Regional Director] And it takes organizations like progressive life center to teach them new skills, to empathize with their situation, to link them to link them to community...
[Transition Screen] Photo with two girls holding hands
[Audio Narration with Evette Clarke, Prince George’s County Regional Director] Resources like counseling, mentoring and tutoring.
[Transition Screen] Photo with a boy and a girl with hands up looking at a computer
[Transition -END- Screen] What You Can Do To Help? – Donate with CFC logo and number (12547); Become a Foster Parent; Host Youth at a Career or Cultural Day; Spread the Word; “Progressive Life Center is recognized for its excellence nationwide”; Logo for: Council on Accreditation, Child Welfare League of America and the Association of Black Psychologists; (Progressive Life Center, Inc. logo); QR Code for www.progressivelifecenter.org; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter logo @PLCWithYou; picture of girl in the background standing up.
[Audio of Evette Clarke, Prince George’s County Regional Director] It really does take a village to raise a child. And so, collaboration really ends up being the key.