Opinion

A Time for Trust

In the six years that I have covered the foster care system and worked along its fractious point of contact with the news media, an all-too-common theme has been one of mistrust, fear and subsequent […]

Analysis

Capitol View on Kids

The latest news on children and families in Washington, D.C. New Data on Child Welfare Spending Released Child Trends has released “Federal, State, and Local Spending to Address Child Abuse and Neglect in SFYS 2008 […]

Sokhom Mao
News

Sokhom Mao: Child First Leader

What makes a person so passionate about foster youth? In a series of interviews, The Chronicle of Social Change tells you what makes these people superstars in the world of child welfare services. This week […]

News

Proposed FERPA Changes “Focus” on Foster Youth

Records for foster youth are often lost as they are moved around. A game-changing database called Foster Focus is helping social workers and school administrators assist the needs of foster youth by keeping all of […]

News

A Tale of Two Fridays

It is Friday, May 4th, at the Richmond Courthouse. Sun spills into the trash-strewn courtyard as the immediate future of soon-to-be 19-year-old foster youth David C. is decided within. On Sunday, David will turn 19, […]

News

Youth and Organizations Work to Help Kids in System Gap

As The Chronicle has reported, thousands of California teens face a disruption in foster services because of the way a key law extended foster care to 21.  A number of youth-serving organizations throughout California are […]