Youth Need Me, And I’m Not Available

I was in foster care from the time I was 16 up until a month before my 21st birthday. Now I am 28 and a new mom sheltering at home to help stop the spread […]

Child Welfare

Hearings: In Child Welfare Court, Customer Service is Key

As a social worker with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), I face a lot of situations that are disheartening and tough to deal with. But few moments in my […]

Child Welfare

Facing a Backlog, Los Angeles Hires Pittsburgh Kinship Nonprofit to Help Relative Caregivers

Los Angeles County has hired a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit to help more relative caregivers through the foster care certification process as the county runs up against a looming state deadline. On Tuesday, the county’s Board of […]