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A Public Education II: When Should the State Separate Children from Family

A Public Education: Part II by ChronicleofSocialChange On Thursday nights during the spring semester, Fostering Media Connections Director Daniel Heimpel teaches a course called Journalism for Social Change at the University of California, Berkeley’s Goldman […]

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A Personal Look at Mental Health Screenings for Foster Youth

A Personal Look at Mental Health Screenings for Foster Youth by ChronicleofSocialChange Early, Periodic, Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) Services are guaranteed for Medicaid-eligible children, and have for decades been a staple of California’s foster […]

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Effects of an attachment-based intervention on the cortisol production of infants and toddlers in foster care

Infants that are separated from caregivers, and put into foster care, are often faced with changes in the functioning of the hypothalamus–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis. An intervention was designed. For more information click here.

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Young Adult Outcomes Associated With Teen Pregnancy Among High-Risk Girls in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care.

Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) is used to prevent teen pregnancies in young women. Teen pregnancies may lead to child maltreatment and substance abuse. To read an abstract, click here.