Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System
Administration Erases LGBT Questions From Foster Care Data Collection
Late Friday the Trump administration finalized a one-third reduction in the amount of data the government must collect about youth in foster care and their parents, sparking an outcry from advocates who charge that the changes are politically driven and will be bad for already-vulnerable kids.
Deep Dive on Federal Foster Care Report: Permanency Slows Again, the Tiny Decline, a State in Crisis
As The Imprint reported last week, and projected last year in our “Who Cares” project, the number of youth in foster care declined slightly in 2018. And there was good news on both ends of the system as well: entries into foster care were down, and exits from foster care were up.
Federal Report Shows Number of Youth in Foster Care Declined Last Year
The number of youth in foster care declined for the first time since 2011, according to an annual report on youth in care released by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Foster Care Numbers Up for Fifth Straight Year, Federal Data Released Today Shows
The number of youth in foster care in America rose for a fifth consecutive year in 2017, according to a federal report released today, though state data obtained by The Imprint suggests that the total may have plateaued or even decreased this year.
Trump Administration Delays New Child Welfare Data Rules Until 2020, But Plans Changes to Obama Plan
Earlier this week, while reporting on the confirmation of new Administration for Children and Families (ACF) leader Lynn Johnson, Youth Services Insider speculated that perhaps an agreement had been reached, or assurances had been made, about a timeline to finalize new child welfare data collection.
Trump Plan to Limit New Foster Care Data: States, Tribes and Public Weigh In
The Trump administration wanted public feedback on Obama-laid plans to collect more information about youth and adults involved in the foster care system. It heard from more than 200 parties, almost all of them weighing in with comments in the final week of the public period.
Time Nearly Up to Comment on Trump Delays, Rollbacks to Foster Care Data
As Youth Services Insider reported back in March, the Trump administration has indicated that it might roll back some or many of the Obama-era changes to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), which is how the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports state and national data on child welfare.
Why Would Any Foster Youth Answer the LGBTQ Question?
Note: An early draft of this column was originally posted, and has been updated here with the final version In many facets of life, American society writ large is a more tolerant and welcoming place for gay and transgender people.
Beyond Last Week’s News About Increasing Foster Care Rates: More Adoption, Indiana in Crisis, Long Term Foster Care and More
Last Thursday, The Imprint reported on the topline of the recently released Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) report, the annual report produced by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).