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Christine Gendron

Executive director, Texas Network of Youth Services


Christine Gendron is the executive director of Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS), a membership organization whose mission is to strengthen, support, and protect services for Texas youth and families.

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To help address foster care tragedies, better understand and listen to youth

Working collaboratively with youth and valuing their perspectives is a key part of the solution to the state's foster care problem. Young people are telling us something when they run from care, and it is time to start listening. They often know what works best for them and research suggests that allowing youth to participate in decisions about their lives may help them heal.