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Feb 27, 2013 11:23 PM by Katie Ferber, KSBY News

Cuesta College holds forum on foster youth in the community

Cuesta College is making strides for young adults 'aging out' of the foster care system.

A forum on Wednesday called "Stepping Up for Emancipating Foster Youth" featured author Vanessa Diffenbaugh. Her novel "The Language of Flowers" is about an emancipated 18 year old overcoming a troubled past.

Diffenbaugh discussed the book and her organization for youths transitioning out of foster care.

She told KSBY News, "The reason I really wanted to write this book is hopefully to start conversations exactly like this on foster care, and what's happening to young people that age out."

The forum also featured local college students who 'aged out' of the foster care system.

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