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African American Family Preservation Act

Setting an Equity Minded Policy Agenda for People who Experienced Foster Care

1/27/2022

Setting an Equity-minded Policy Agenda for People who Experienced Foster Care

We need policies that address equity in housing and education for those who have experienced foster care, writes Kenyon Lee Whitman.

Nonprofits in New York City Struggle to Keep Child Welfare Workers

1/27/2022

Nonprofits in New York City Struggle to Keep Child Welfare Workers

New York City's child welfare nonprofits facing high job vacancy rates are calling for greater public investment to find and retain staff.

Youth Services Insider

1/26/2022

2020 Child Maltreatment Data: A Breakdown

An annual federal report on child maltreatment confirms what other data has already suggested: That during the first six months of the coronavirus pandemic, reports and investigations of abuse and neglect plummeted, in large part due to the absence of child care workers and school personnel from the lives of many children in that time frame. 

Reports: States Hoard Billions in Welfare Funds Despite Growing Need

1/26/2022

Reports: States Hoard Billions in Welfare Funds Despite Growing Need

Maine, Nebraska and Tennessee are among the states that have collectively been hoarding billions intended to help low-income families.

Los Angeles County Leaders Order Audit of Child Welfare System

1/26/2022

Los Angeles County Leaders Order Audit of Child Welfare System

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to conduct an audit of the Department of Children and Family Services.

Youth Services Insider

1/26/2022

Edgar Cahn, Pioneer of Time Banking, Passes Away

Edgar Cahn, who built one of D.C.’s first juvenile diversion programs around his concept of “time banking,” has passed away at the age of 86. 

Youth Services Insider

1/26/2022

Family First Clearinghouse OKs Wraparound, Upgrades Intercept Program

The federal clearinghouse that approves foster care prevention services approved a popular whole-family approach to home-based services, and upgraded the rating of a different family support model. 

Creating Stability to Heal from the Trauma of Foster Care

1/26/2022

Creating Stability to Heal from the Trauma of Foster Care

People assume that I am completely self-sufficient after leaving foster care. The truth is that I still struggle, writes Sarai Embaye.

1/25/2022

Will Supreme Court Hear Challenge to Bedrock Law on Native American Families?

As the Canadian government pays out billions of dollars in reparations to Indigenous families torn apart by foster care, a case up for consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court threatens to strip legal protections from U.S.-born Native American children, families and tribal communities.