Child Welfare

Trump Signs Spending Bill with Family First Sweeteners, Boosts to Head Start and Child Care

Just days after being impeached by the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump signed a spending bill for 2020 that includes hundreds of millions in funding to assist states with a recent overhaul of federal […]

Child Welfare

Trump Food Stamp Cuts Will Make an Existing Gap Even Worse for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Young people leaving foster care already face frustrating barriers when it comes to getting food stamps, a critical support for a population with high rates of homelessness and unemployment. As the Trump administration continues its […]

Adoption

Trump Rescinds Obama-Era Rules Barring Discrimination in Foster Care, Adoption

In a move expected for months, the Trump administration has announced it will no longer enforce an Obama-era rule insisting that federally funded child welfare providers refrain from discrimination against adults and children based on […]

Immigration

Advocates Say Trump’s Flores Rule Change is ‘a Call for the Mass Internment of Children’

The Trump administration is expected to formally release new regulations Friday that would remove time limits on how long the federal government can detain migrant children. The new rules would end the 1997 Flores agreement […]