Eight Years After Federal Law to Improve School Stability for Foster Youth, States Still Scrambling
Many states have fallen short on protecting foster kids' right to school stability under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
New Study Spotlights Need for More Pre-college Programs for Foster Youth
Federal education officials are investing millions of dollars into studying programs that help foster youth making the transition from high school to college.
Path to Federal Foster Care Prevention Funds Overlooks Tribal Programs, Experts Say
Tribal communities often utilize time-tested practices to heal families, which don't always align with the Western scientific standards that pave the way to federal foster care prevention funding.
Intergenerational Housing Connects Vulnerable Youth and Seniors
Intergenerational housing communities have been a growing trend since the 1990s and recently, these models have been built for an overlooked group: Youth who have transitioned out of foster care and are living on their own.
Identity Thieves Targeting Foster Youths’ COVID Relief
Pandemic assistance has been made available to California's current and former foster youth, but fraud and lack of access can prevent them from ever benefitting from the financial help.
New Law Gives Low-Income Minnesotans Access to Attorneys in Child Welfare Cases
A new Minnesota law guarantees access to court-appointed lawyers for low-income parents who are facing allegations of child abuse and neglect.
Minnesota Bill Would Remove Financial Burden of College for State’s Foster Youth
A bill being considered in the Minnesota Legislature would provide the state’s first-ever comprehensive support for students who are former foster youth.
Minnesota Foster Children Are No Less Safe in Kinship Homes, and Benefits Abound
Despite the high-profile death of a Minnesota toddler placed with family friend, research shows kinship care placements are generally safe for children, and can minimize their trauma.
Concerns Over Equity as Minnesota Crafts Foster Care Prevention Plan
Alumni Summit Part of Growth Plan for Single Mothers Program
Nearing 25 years of operation, the Jeremiah Program held its first-ever alumni summit in March to celebrate the thousands of single mothers it has served.
What We’ve Learned About The Child Brain
Minnesota Considers Expanding Support for Parent Mentors to Help Reunite Families
October Allen has been a parent mentor with Minnesota One-Stop for Communities since 2016. She works primarily with Native American families in St. Louis and Carlton counties and manages 20 to 25 cases at a time.