Busy week? No problem, we got you covered. Here is a rundown of all the funding leads, news, analysis and opinion pieces produced by The Imprint.
News, Opinion and Analysis
The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 11 former foster youths who completed Congressional internships. The first three profiles:
- Trauma Training for Caregivers
- An Empowerment/Comfort Curriculum for New Foster Youth
- Internship-track Career Programs for Aging-Out Teens
Bill introduced by Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Penn.) to provide federal protection for faith-based child welfare providers
Nobody to help Davion Only? Family finding expert Kevin Campbell’s research suggests otherwise.
Blogger Co-op member Jeanette Yoffee, head of the Celia Center in Los Angeles, reflects on being uprooted from a loving foster home
Focus on the Figures: Our regular series with KidsData.org return! This week: Truancy, by region
Waterside Workshops is serving the toughest youth demo to reach, older teens with court involvement, with no government funding
What powers will L.A.’s new child welfare czar have? Officials have begun discussion
Money and Business
Twelve years after the federal Chafee program added Educational Training Vouchers, college grants for current and former foster youths who have aged out, a group of researchers is shopping a plan to assess the impact of the grants.
Executive director of Youth Move, a former foster youth, won a national prize in mental health advocacy from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Early federal 2014 juvenile justice funding, mostly from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, has been released
Expect federal funding for My Brother’s Keeper to become available soon through the Corporation for National and Community Service
As unaccompanied minors dominate headlines, advocates question detention conditions for families at the border.
The Department of Health and Human Services is getting unprecedented amounts of money to shelter unaccompanied minors. Will they find anyone willing to spend it?
Michiganders: Dept. of Human Services grants for family services in Wexford County and Missaukee Counties
California: Orange County will fund development of an Annual Report on Conditions of Children in Orange County
California: Funding available in Santa Clara to do Medicaid outreach to populations that are underenrolled, including foster youths
East Texas: contracts available to operate federally funded education and literacy programs
John Kelly is the editor-in-chief of The Imprint.