With Lived Experience, Don’t Ask If You Don’t Plan to Act
To really help families with child welfare experience, we must build trust, listen without agenda and commit to making family-driven changes.
Biden Administration Names New Associate Commissioner of the Family Youth and Services Bureau
The Biden administration made another addition to its youth and family services leadership team in December: Kimberly Waller is the associate commissioner of the Family and Youth Services Bureau, a division of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).
Government Seeks Comment on Possible Changes to Family First Handbook
The Biden administration may revise the handbook for evaluating services meant to prevent the use of foster care in some child welfare cases.
Plaintiffs, Lawmakers Seek Quick Decision on Sexual Orientation Data Collection
Tribes and advocacy groups want the federal government to once again begin collecting voluntary data about sexual orientation of foster youth and adoptees.
Senators Push Biden Administration to Aid Transitional Foster Youth
Thirteen senators led by Dianne Feinstein and Mark Warner called on the Biden administration to aid transition-age foster youth, who were hit especially hard during the pandemic.
Biden’s Child Welfare Chief Meets Foster Youth, Calling for Cash Grants and Promising to Address Systemic Racism
JooYeun Chang Joins Biden Child Welfare Team
Biden Should Keep Jerry Milner at Children’s Bureau
The election of former Vice President Joe Biden provides an opportunity to end the war against poor families waged by the Trump administration. President Trump sought to deny millions of Americans – including children – health care, food stamps and cash assistance.