This Week in Youth Services: Funding, News and Opinion on Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare

Busy week? No problem, we got you covered. Here is a rundown of all the funding leads, news, analysis and opinion pieces produced by The Chronicle of Social Change.

News, Opinion and Analysis

A major proposal to overhaul federal child welfare financing is being pushed by the Alliance for Children and Families, the American Public Human Services Association and the National Organization of State Associations for Children.

Behind the scenes of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

In our latest Focus on the Figures with Kids Data, we look at suspension rates in large California counties

Janet Sherwood: Child welfare systems that don’t involve foster parents in decisions create a “silent authority”

Frank Vandevort argues that the child welfare strategy known as Differential Response is based on flawed assumptions

Marc Schindler of the Justice Policy Institute: When it comes to police and youths, training trumps diversity

Funding Leads

Massachusetts funding lead: contractor to help with federally funded preschool expansion

California: Grants for child abuse services in San Bernardino, and two for mental health services in Sonoma County (click here and here)

Missouri funding lead: St. Louis looking to fund youth violence prevention program

NationalMaternal and Child Health Data Resource Center

Health and Human Services looking to place an organization in charge of the Maternal and Child Health Data Resource Center through a cooperative agreement

Best Buy Foundation is supporting technology training programs for underserved teens

National research funding from the W.T. Grant Foundation to bridge the research/ practice/policy communities to improve lives of youth

Research funding: Major grants from the Department of Health and Human Services for filling in gaps on child trauma and injury

Money and Business

Youth Services Insider: The Beltway conversation on juvenile justice has shifted away from “what not to do”, and toward “what to do instead”

The most recent addition to our Funder Profile database: Bloomberg Philanthropies

Annie E. Casey has made a grant to help members of the Alliance for Children and Families move from residential-only to a broader model.

Houston-based Hogg Foundation announces new funding for Texas mental health services for youth

West Philadelphia’s Promise Zone gets a boost

John Kelly is the editor-in-chief of The Chronicle of Social Change.

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