2018: Investigate

Our youth wanted to know what the public thought about youth in foster care... so we asked. Over 5,000 respondents shared their views on youth in foster care as part of our local and national survey. In our research, we discovered that the public has made some reckless assumptions about youth in care that we know are not true. Our research team, lead by Dr. Leslie Ponciano, continues to use these surveys to dispel public perceptions through advocacy, academic writings, and speaking engagements - including the discussion below from USC's School of Communication and Journalism moderated by CNN anchor Michaela Pereira.