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Alliance for Strong Families and Commnities

Get Kids with Kin, And Quickly

12/6/2021

Get Kids with Kin, and Quickly

Research tells us that children in foster care fare much better when living with their family, but too often, there are barriers to kin placement, writes Vivek Sankaran. 

With Governor’s Signature, New York Commits to Cutting Child Poverty in Half

12/3/2021

With Governor’s Signature, New York Commits to Cutting Child Poverty in Half

This week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) signed the Child Poverty Reduction Act, which will result in a plan to drastically reduce child poverty in the next decade.

The Trauma of Losing a Family Twice

12/2/2021

Re-mourning: The Trauma of Losing a Family Twice

Foster youth often do not have the privilege of finding their forever family, and they are forced to lose their support and care, writes Anna Ramirez.

Youth Firearm Deaths Linked to County Poverty, Study Finds

12/2/2021

County-level Poverty Associated with Higher Youth Death Rate by Firearm, Study Finds

A recent study suggests implementing a multidimensional strategy to address poverty and firearm-related deaths after associating high county-level poverty with gun deaths among young Americans.

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New Centralized Health and Human Services Efforts Study Seeks Public Input

12/2/2021

Study on Centralized Health and Human Services Seeks Public Input

The Administration for Children and Families is seeking public input on a plan to collect new data on centralizing services for low-income Americans.

12/2/2021

The New Year’s Cliff for California Foster Care Requires a Community Solution

On New Year's Day, Serita Cox of iFoster writes, thousands of older youth in California foster care will age out the system. The community must come together to help.

12/1/2021

New Round of COVID-19 Infections Hits California Youth Prisons

Illustration by Christine Ongjoco
Dozens of young people locked up in California’s youth prison system have tested positive for COVID-19 — the latest outbreak at facilities that have struggled to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

In Texas, Illegal Foster Placements Soar Amid Shortage of Licensed Beds

12/1/2021

In Texas, Illegal Foster Placements Soar Amid Shortage of Licensed Beds

The number of foster children housed in unlicensed facilities in Texas has surged to the point that hundreds are being exposed to “unreasonable risk of serious harm."

Bay Area’s latest guaranteed income program

12/1/2021

The Bay Area’s Latest Guaranteed Income Program Offers Low-Income Families $500 a Month

South San Francisco is the latest Bay Area city to launch a guaranteed income pilot program, providing monthly $500 checks to low-income families.