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Congress Loses Long-Time Foster Youth Supporter

Overlooked amidst the recent debate in the child welfare advocacy community regarding the Family First Prevention Services Act is the fact that foster youth advocates are about to lose a key long-time supporter in Congress. Rep. […]

Child Welfare

Family First Needed to Stop Child Deaths

“1 month, 12 days died suddenly.” The obituary of Brayden Cummings provided a wake-up call about the most vulnerable and forgotten victims of the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic. Brayden was born physically dependent on […]

Child Welfare

Family First in Historical Perspective

The Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016 has been a year in the making, a carefully negotiated piece of legislation that combines a bipartisan interest in expanding federal resources for families in crisis while […]

Children's Mental Health

Brown Signs Bill to Close Mental Health Gap for California’s “Out-of-County” Foster Youth

California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Monday that aims to resolve issues preventing kids placed in out-of-county foster homes from getting needed mental health treatment. About one in five foster youth in California — […]