California Wants to Expand Access to Mental Health Care for Children
California has proposed plans for improved access to an array of pediatric mental health services — before children reach a crisis state.
Hidden Foster Care: All of The Responsibility, None of The Resources
Outside of the traditional foster care system exists a shadow system of potentially hundreds of thousands of children removed by CPS to their relatives or family friends—without a court case, monetary support, or due process.
Foster Youth Congressional Interns Present Policy Fixes to U.S. Legislators
Eleven former foster youth gathered virtually on Tuesday to share with members of the U.S. Congress their ideas for improving the lives of hundreds of thousands of children who grow up in foster care and adoptive homes — an annual event producing cutting-edge policy ideas from those with lived experience.
Hidden Foster Care
Based on the standard federal data released each year, there are about 425,000 children living in foster care. The real number might be much higher.
Youth Voice Writing Contest 2021 Finalists & Winners
Each year, Fostering Media Connections hosts the Youth Voice Writing Contest — an opportunity for youth with experience in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems to write about their experiences.
The Space between Life, Death and Opportunity: When I Was 16
On April 20, 2021, Ma’Khia Bryant was killed by a police officer outside of the foster home she was living in.
New York To Tap Federal Funds For Parents and Kids Legal Costs in Child Welfare Cases
New York state officials have released a plan to draw on newly available federal funds for attorneys handling abuse and neglect cases.
California Counties Develop Local Plans as State Youth Prisons Close
California’s Division of Juvenile Justice stopped admissions this month and now counties are developing plans to house and rehabilitate incarcerated youth.
L.A. County to Provide Income to Transition-Age Youth
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors announced a $7.7 million plan for guaranteed income to transition-age youth.