Name: Kristen Torres
Title: Child Welfare Policy Fellow
Time at APHSA: Three months
Life Before APHSA: Prior to joining APHSA, I served as the Senior Policy Advisor for Immigration and Child Welfare at First Focus on Children where I led the federal policy work for migrant children, the domestic foster care system, and issues related to preventing child abuse and neglect. I was also privileged to serve as the Assistant Director for the State Policy Advocacy & Reform Center (SPARC), a coalition of state child welfare policy advocates.
Priorities at APHSA: My priorities include leading an initiative within APHSA's collaborative centers to create a standard of care and elevate best practices for issue areas critical for older youth in and aging out of foster care.
What I Can Do for Our Members: I look forward to working with members who are interested in this initiative to advance a standard of care for...