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Los Angeles Supes Urged to Take Action on Maltreatment Prevention and Child Abuse Reporting System

On Tuesday, the transition team tasked with implementing the recommendations of the...


Psych Meds and Foster Youth: Alameda County California Takes on a National Issue

On September 29, around 50 foster youth advocates and mental health professionals...


Los Angeles Opts Into State Relative Caregiver Funding Program

After deliberating over the potential benefits and risks, Los Angeles County officials...


Adoption Incentives Bill Clears Senate, Heads to President

A bipartisan and bicameral child welfare bill to restructure adoption...


Q&A: “The Fosters” Creator Peter Paige

“The Fosters,” a television drama about a same-sex couple raising...


Vision Therapy to Address Learning Disabilities? One L.A. School Official Says ‘Scam’

by David Kolin In what one school official called a “scam,”...


Profiles in Foster Courage: Vanessa Diffenbaugh

By Guest Writer, October 22, 2014

By Lin Weaver “Profiles in Foster Courage” is a series of audio interviews dedicated to extraordinary...


You Don’t Have To Be Arrested To Be Caught In The Cycle of Incarceration


Profiles in Foster Courage: Donald Savage


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Nonprofit Shares Data About Troubled Teens With Researchers

With help just a text message away, troubled teens who are experiencing depression, bullying etc. can use Crisis Text Line for free emotional and counseling support. Since August 1st 2013, more than 3 million text messages have been exchanged between a crisis specialist and troubled teen. The nonprofit organization is sharing their data with researchers, who have to go through a formal application process, in hopes that they can find better ways to help teens in crisis. To read the full article, please click HERE....

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Kevin Dinnin is the CEO of a faith-based, nonprofit organization called BCFS, formerly known as Baptist Child and Family Services. This obscure charity has emerged as one of the biggest players in the federal government's response to the influx of more than 57,000 unaccompanied children who have trudged across the southern border so far this year. On July 7, two days before Dinnin met Obama in Dallas, the Department of Health and Human Services awarded BCFS $190,707,505 in a single grant.


Statewide, the rate of substantiated child abuse and neglect cases declined steadily in the last 13 years, consistent with national trends, reports kidsdata.org of the Lucille Packard Foundation for Children's Health.


Santa Clara County officials Tuesday are considering a "host family" plan to temporarily house some of the thousands of children stranded far from home and without their parents at the Mexican border in what many have called a humanitarian crisis that has reignited the national immigration debate.


The national debate over immigration reform has reignited after the federal government recently confirmed more than 30,000 unaccompanied children from Mexico and Central America have entered the country illegally since January - including 1,504 now living in New Jersey.