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California

Better Care Solutions for Foster Youth with Mental Illnesses

12/7/2022

Better Care Solutions for Foster Youth with Mental Illnesses

Most foster youth don’t have a stable home or a loving family who care about them, writes Sabrina Catherine Abong.

Foster Care Failed to Protect Two Texas Teens from Sexual Assault

12/1/2022

Foster Care Failed to Protect Two Texas Teens from Sexual Assault

Two teenagers who were allegedly sexually assaulted in October were in foster care at the time, outside of a formal, licensed placement.

New York City Expands Batterer Intervention Programs

11/30/2022

New York City Expands Domestic Violence Intervention Program

New York City expands programs for people who have been abusive within their families, and those they've harmed.

Screening for adverse childhood experiences is increasing, but are patients getting treatment?

11/29/2022

Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences is Increasing, but Are Patients Getting Treatment?

California's Medi-Cal doctors are screening more patients for adverse childhood experiences, but aren't required to report whether patients get the help they need.

Veronica Vieyra benefited from the UBI program Santa Clara County has in place for former foster youth.

11/21/2022

California Announces Guaranteed Income Pilot Projects for Former Foster Youth

Former foster youth Veronica Vieyra participated in the guaranteed-income program for former foster youth in Santa Clara County. Photo courtesy of Vieyra.
The California Department of Social Services has awarded $25 million in grant funding to seven guaranteed-income pilot projects serving pregnant women and young people aging out of the state’s foster care system.

11/17/2022

Civil Rights Advocates Call U.S. Child Welfare System a ‘National Problem’

A report from Human Rights Watch and the ACLU highlights the harms of the U.S. child welfare system and recommends reforms.

    New Background Check System in California Draws Complaints

    11/15/2022

    New Background Check System in California Draws Complaints

    In California, some are criticizing a background check system in place to safeguard kids in foster care for its bureaucratic snags.

    Overturned Supreme Court Rulings Affect Foster Youth, Too

    11/10/2022

    Overturned Supreme Court Rulings Affect Foster Youth, Too

    System-impacted youth have been directly impacted by the decisions and interpretations of the law, writes Ricardo Ortega Martinez.

    Experts Want to Halt Landmark Mental Health Settlement for Foster Youth

    11/7/2022

    Experts Want to Halt Landmark Mental Health Settlement for Foster Youth

    Experts involved in a long-running lawsuit are pushing for better mental health services for foster youth in Los Angeles County.