Here is a rundown of all the funding leads, news, analysis and opinion pieces produced by The Chronicle of Social Change. Among the headlines this week:
- A conversation with the Godfather of Finding Families
- California’s shift on early screening/treatment funding: potential boon to counties, but also shaky legal ground
- A national child welfare research network launched
- A discussion with leaders and students about the right (and wrong) instances for removing children
MONEY & BUSINESS
Children’s Home Society of America and the University of North Carolina School of Social Work have formed a new research network aimed at evaluating child welfare policies.
Meanwhile, Children’s Home Society tapped veteran employee, David Bundy, to lead agency.
California is block granting of Medicaid funds for screening/treating youth, which has some advocates wondering: is that legal?
Texas seeking applicants for statewide Texas Healthy Adolescent Initiative, which focuses on 10- to 24-year-olds.
Massachusetts: Department of Developmental Services making small grants to train urban youths on working with younger kids and the elderly.
New York City is looking to fund alternatives to detention.
California: Department of Health & Social Services is funding community-based mental health services for 16- to 25-year olds.
California: Yolo County is supporting services to at-risk children and youth in rural areas.
California: The James Irvine Foundation is giving out $125,000 awards for state human services leaders.
California: Fresno is funding development services for young children and college readiness programs for older youth:
NEWS, OPINION, ANALYSIS
Report: As juvenile incarceration plummeted, the proportion of juveniles heading to facilities who are minorities went up.
Publisher looking for current/former foster youth and adoptees to contribute to a cookbook!
Josh Neff: Adults deserve empathy too.
John Kelly is the editor-in-chief of The Chronicle of Social Change