Child Welfare

Defining Moments: Foster Care is a Weird Little Niche

Think about it: You are taken from your parents, dropped off at someone else’s home, usually with a garbage bag filled with your clothes, told that this is your new home, and these are your new […]

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Video: Homeless Prenatal Program

Martha Ryan, Founder & Executive Director of the Homeless Prenatal Program, shares the incredible genesis of the program that was born from her observation of a population of pregnant, homeless women and families in need […]

Child Welfare

Video: California Foster Youth Present Ideas on the Best Ways to Make Foster Parents More Accountable

Across the state, foster parent recruitment has been a hot topic. As California pursues an ambitious slate of congregate-care reforms, many counties are looking for ways to increase the number and quality of foster homes. […]

Child Welfare

Video: Foster Youth Share Ideas About How to Best Support the Transition to Adulthood

In 2010, California passed Assembly Bill 12 (Fostering Connections to Success Act), which extended foster-care benefits from age 18 to 21. California was one of the first states in the country to pass legislation that […]