Analysis

How Kentucky Brought the Community in on Family First Act

Social workers, educators, judges and prosecutors, nonprofit leaders, state legislators, and many other advocates for Kentucky kids and families traveled near and far during the summer to learn more about what implementation of the federal Family […]

Child Welfare

How Connecticut Moved From Institutions to Families

In response to a large influx of children into state care in the late 1990s resulting from tragedies that spawned fear within the agency, Connecticut developed a sprawling system of institutional settings to have enough […]

Adoption

Permanency is Possible for Older Youth in Child Welfare

“I don’t want a family.”  “Johnny will never have a family so it’s best to focus on independent living skills.” For decades, Plummer Youth Promise accepted the truth of these statements. And so, rather than […]

Child Welfare

Foster Youth in Action Names Liz Squibb Interim Director

Foster Youth in Action recently named Liz Squibb as interim executive director for the Berkeley, Calif.-based advocacy organization. Squibb will step into the new position after former executive director Matt Rosen stepped down last month. […]