Youth Services Roundup: Funding, News and Opinion for the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Community

Here is a rundown of all the funding opportunities, news, analysis and opinion pieces produced this week by The Chronicle of Social Change


Early insider details on Obama’s $750 million proposal to improve mental health services for foster youth and address the “over-prescribing” of psychotropic medications to that population.

A full analysis and chart of youth-related spending in President Obama’s 2015 budget request.


The 2015-16 FAFSA form will prompt alert to foster youth about other financials aid opportunities, thanks to the policy brief of a former foster youth.

University of California-Berkeley Student Ankita Mohanty explores how racial bias plays into social worker decision making in Israel, and how that can be applied to social work education in the states.

Teddy Lederer interviews former foster youth Kevin Clark about his experience with mental health screening and treatment.

A professional dancer plans to do intensive summer sessions with foster youth and document the impact.

A study published in the January issue of Children and Youth Services Review found that a program for foster preschoolers may double their chances of finding a permanent home while also saving money for cash-strapped counties.

Recent research backs the strong link between child maltreatment and poverty.

States where the Affordable Care Act and Fostering Connections optional extensions dovetail carry greatest promise for curbing foster teen pregnancies, argues Jeremy Loudenback.



New Hampshire is taking proposals from organizations or individuals to lead its Family Assessment & Inclusive Reunification Process.

California: Santa Clara County is seeking proposals to provide psych evaluations to youths and parents in juvenile dependency cases, and its probation department is seeking proposals related to providing intensive case management, vocational and educational services, and counseling services to eligible, gang involved youthful offenders.

D.C.: city is looking for provider of volunteer-based mentoring for children in out of home care.

South Carolina is seeking providers for abstinence-until-marriage programs.

California: L.A. County funding transitional housing programs for teen foster youth & young adults on way out of care.

Funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation available for summer youth programs in Baltimore.


Department of Health and Human Services plans to start a national center on adoption and guardianship, and is looking for lead organization.

HHS seeking proposals to increase the identification and protection of human trafficking victims

The Administration for Children & Families is taking proposals for two of its programs within the Family and Youth Services Bureau: Runaway/homeless street outreach programs,  and basic centers for runaway and homeless youth.

William T. Grant Foundation is soliciting LOI’s for a new research grant examining inequalities in youth development.

The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation Innovative Youth Program Grants

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