California Alliance of Caregivers
California Considers Extending Foster Care Supports for Youth Following Advocates’ Appeal for COVID-19 Relief
In an urgent appeal to the governor and the California state legislature on behalf of the state’s 60,000 children and young adults in foster care, a group of leading advocates is calling for sweeping new measures to ward off devastating impacts from the spread of coronavirus.
The Top 10 Ways to Lose a Foster Parent
As California continues to implement sweeping changes to its child welfare system through its Continuum of Care Reform, fewer youth are placed in group homes. But the demand for supportive family homes continues to increase.
Why Keeping Current Foster Parents Can Be More Important Than Recruiting New Ones
Foster parents are the primary intervention in the lives of abused and neglected children. In order for children placed into foster care to receive the safety and stability they need to heal and thrive, available and willing high-quality families are needed.
Was California’s $140 Million Foster Parent Recruitment Fund a Boon, or Boondoggle?
California has spent about $140 million over the past three-plus years to find more foster homes for the state’s most vulnerable children, but some advocates are worried that these foster parent recruitment funds were not much more than a giveaway to county child welfare departments, with little oversight from the state and an uncertain impact.