The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) was honored this month by a state charity for its efforts to proactively help low-income families access state benefits. DHHS was the recipient of the Compassion […]
States were caught by surprise by this week’s resurgence of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), which offers a significant restructuring of the multi-billion dollar federal entitlement for child welfare. After attempts in 2016 […]
Last year 538 adoptions were finalized in Nebraska, according to an announcement from Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) last week. That number was only exceeded on other year – 2008, when 572 […]
Sen. Kate Bolz (D-Nebraska) said last week that she intends to seek a legislative resolution to establish an oversight committee over Nebraska’s child welfare system, which is dealing with the fallout of a report about the […]
When Dana Murdock’s newborn niece Dahlia entered Hawaii’s foster care system in 2016, she flew from Arkansas to Hawaii as quickly as possible. Having aged out of the child welfare system herself, Murdock knew she […]
Earlier this month, Foster Youth in Action, a national foster youth advocacy organization, hosted its inaugural “Voices Rising” webinar, an online presentation during which young people in the foster care system share their stories about action […]
Senators gave final approval May 29 to a bill intended to overhaul Nebraska’s foster care reimbursement rate system. To read the full article, please click HERE.