Child Welfare

California Legislators Restore Child Welfare Cut as Budget Battle Looms

With California still officially entering a recession Monday and coronavirus infections continuing to multiply, the state Legislature released a budget that would restore more than $90 million in previously proposed cuts to child welfare services, […]

Child Welfare

It’s Time to Stop Confusing Poverty With Neglect

As a field, we are fond of saying that child abuse and neglect cross all economic strata, but we know that it is not reported or handled equally or proportionally across all strata, as reflected […]

Child Welfare

L.A. Board of Supervisor Candidates on the Issues: How to Stem a Rising Tide of Homelessness

This week, The Chronicle of Social Change is publishing a series of posts from leading candidates running to succeed Mark Ridley-Thomas on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Ridley-Thomas is stepping down because of term limits, and a […]

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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 […]

Child Welfare

Facing Rising Homelessness, Los Angeles Adds Hundreds of Beds for Older Foster Youths

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to boost housing options for transition-age foster youth at its meeting on Tuesday. Two separate investments totaling nearly $9.4 million will open up 237 transitional beds for […]