Jerry Milner and Sixto Cancel
Child Welfare

MARCH 19, 3:30 PM EST: Top Trump Child Welfare Official and Former Foster Youth will Host COVID-19 Town Hall

On Thursday, March 19, Jerry Milner of the federal Children’s Bureau is teaming up with former foster youth and tech entrepreneur Sixto Cancel to co-host a virtual town hall inviting foster youth to contribute to the […]

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NFL’s Ty Montgomery, ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Star Santino Fontana Celebrate Pioneering Foster Youth Nonprofit

New York Jets running back Ty Montgomery, TV actor Santino Fontana from “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” and a host of Broadway’s biggest stars lit up the stage last Thursday at Voices for the Voiceless, a musical benefit […]

Child Welfare

State Senator Would Extend California Foster Care Through Age 25

A California senator introduced groundbreaking legislation this week to extend the state’s foster care system through age 25 – a bill that acknowledges the continued failure to prepare young people severed from families for life […]

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Top Stories of 2019: A Youth-Led Effort to Prevent Homelessness for Teens in Foster Care

We’re counting down 10 of the biggest stories The Chronicle of Social Change published in 2019. Each day, we’ll connect readers with a few links to our coverage on a big story from this past year. Research on youth […]

Child Welfare

Senate Finance Leaders Propose $100 Million to Support Older Youth in Foster Care

Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) have introduced a bill that would commit $100 million over five years to support programs aimed at helping older youth in foster care transition into adulthood. “There’s […]

Analysis

Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #3: Individual Care Plans for Disabled Foster Youth

The Chronicle of Social Change is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 12 former foster youths who have completed congressional […]

Child Welfare

Louisiana Ties New Extended Care Program to Evidence-Based Service for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

In 2018, Louisiana was among the handful of states with no offer of foster care support beyond age 18 for youth who became adults in the system. Since then, the state has moved quickly through […]