Child Welfare

California Child Welfare System Braces for Coronavirus Impact 

As state and local leaders throughout Los Angeles County and statewide work to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, concerns remain about how such measures could impact youth and families involved with the child […]

Coronavirus

National Organization Raising Funds to Help Secure Housing for Foster Youths Affected by Campus Closures

Together We Rise, which engages in fundraising collaborations to help offer assistance and positive experiences to young people in foster care, is looking to help current and former foster youths who are temporarily displaced by […]

Child Welfare

Coronavirus: What Child Welfare Systems Need to Think About

The coronavirus has dominated headlines across the country as the federal government and state leaders scramble to pull together broad plans of attack for testing, quarantining and treating those with severe symptoms. This week, the […]

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Child Representation Bill Heads to Wyoming’s Governor; Advocates Hope to Resurrect Parent Representation Bill in the Future

On Monday, a bill to move the Wyoming Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) program out of the Office of State Public Defenders to its own entity passed its final hurdle in the state House of Representatives […]

Child Welfare

Los Angeles Looks to Expand Program to Get High-Needs Foster Youth Out of Shelters and Into Homes

Jacqueline* was 13 when she first entered the Los Angeles foster care system in March 2015. She had severe mental health issues, and her mother couldn’t give her the high-level care she needed at home. […]

Child Welfare

New York City Tries Financial Mentoring With At-Risk Families — But Leaves Out Cash Incentives

One of the most common criticisms of America’s child welfare system is that it too often ensnares impoverished parents, accusing them of neglect when the true issue is just the circumstances of poverty. When families earn less […]

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Family First Clearinghouse Rejects Another Kinship Navigator, Accepts Two New Programs

The clearinghouse created to determine new federal funding eligibility has considered three kinship navigators, programs that serve as one-stop shops for relative caregivers looking for respite care, access to benefits or more general support.  All […]