Child Welfare

Congressional Child Welfare Leaders Request Efforts to Protect Foster Youth During Coronavirus Outbreak

U.S. Reps. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Don Bacon (R-Neb.) sent House leadership a letter yesterday urging consideration of “the needs of current and former foster youth as youth continue to address the […]

Child Welfare

California Child Welfare System Braces for Coronavirus Impact 

As state and local leaders throughout Los Angeles County and statewide work to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, concerns remain about how such measures could impact youth and families involved with the child […]

Coronavirus

National Organization Raising Funds to Help Secure Housing for Foster Youths Affected by Campus Closures

Together We Rise, which engages in fundraising collaborations to help offer assistance and positive experiences to young people in foster care, is looking to help current and former foster youths who are temporarily displaced by […]

Child Welfare

Chronic Absenteeism for Foster Youth in California Rises for the Third Year in a Row

Newly released California Department of Education data found that the rate of chronic absenteeism for California students in foster care rose for the third year in a row. During the 2018-2019 school year, 28 percent […]

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 […]

Child Welfare

Three Bright Spots in California’s Fitful and Failing Implementation of a Federal Law Aimed at Lifting Foster Students’ Academic Horizons

  In the eastern suburbs of Sacramento County, Kamika Hebbert keeps a watchful eye for signs of how an unstable environment affects young minds. There’s the restlessness that comes with worry about biological parents and […]