CDF’s First National Conference in Nearly 10 Years

The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) will gather 3,000 educators, researchers, teachers, and advocates to host its first national conference in nearly ten years from July 22nd – 25th in Cincinnati, Ohio. This year’s conference, Pursuing […]


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 […]

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Roundtable Reveals Over-reliance on Child Welfare’s Permanency Exception

Youth Services Insider checked out a roundtable discussion yesterday, hosted by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.), where former foster youths and child welfare policy leaders agreed that limitations should be placed on […]

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Feds and Foundations to Fund Supportive Housing for Homeless Families with Child Welfare Cases

The Administration for Children and Families announced a $35 million initiative, $10 million of which is private foundation funding, to replicate a New York City program aimed at stabilizing families in crisis through supportive housing. […]

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Bubble Bill on Way to CA State Senate

Assm. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) adresses foster youth on the Capitol steps in Sacramento in run-up to AB 1712’s passage in the State Assembly. By. Amabelle Ocampo On May 30th a bill that would clarify how […]