Child Welfare

Our Failed Solutions for Seriously Ill Foster Youths

Justin Taylor Bean, removed from his abusive birth parents as a toddler, spent the next two decades in psychiatric hospitals and more than 40 residential facilities. Over the years, his physical and verbal aggression increased […]

intergenerational
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Wide Public Support for Programs that Pair Youth and Seniors, Little Knowledge of Movement to Build Them

Ask people about intergenerational sites – where older citizens and youth are paired together at the same physical location – and they’ll mostly tell you they have never heard of it. But almost all of […]

workforce development
Education

Trump Taps John Pallasch, Former Bush Official, to Lead Workforce Office

President Trump has nominated former Bush official and current Kentucky workforce chief John Pallasch last month to head the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA), which oversees a large block of youth employment dollars […]

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Inside Game: The Key Players Behind Washington’s Biggest Foster Care Reform in Decades

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) was furious and heartbroken. Nearly three years into an effort to fundamentally overhaul the nation’s foster care system, the bill Wyden had crafted alongside Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) was […]

Finance Reform

CliffsNotes on Family First Act, Part Three: Adoption, Foster Home Recruitment, Reunification and More

As The Chronicle of Social Change reported in multiple stories last week, the Family First Prevention Services Act has become law. It includes the biggest change to the structure of federal child welfare finance since […]