Can Undocumented Immigrants Become Foster Parents in Your State? It Depends.

Though many states are facing a renewed pressure to recruit caregivers for foster children, few jurisdictions have created licensing requirements to accommodate undocumented immigrants seeking to become foster parents. According to a recent brief from the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, 20 states include immigration requirements before caregivers can become licensed as foster parents.


Preventing Pregnancy and Promoting Sexual Health among Youth in Care: Results from the Evaluation of a Training for Caregivers and Child Welfare Worker

By Amy Dworsky and Denali Dasgupta Through an interagency agreement with the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services developed and implemented a pregnancy prevention and sexual health training for foster parents, other caregivers and child welfare workers.


Foster Mother’s Day 2015

The biggest day on Los Angeles’ child welfare calendar shows what foster care is really about. When many people think about foster care, their thoughts immediately go to the heart wrenching headlines they read in the newspaper.


New Bill Would Have Foster Youth Evaluate Their Placements

By Kuaikuai Wei Research has shown that more than 60 percent of children who have been in foster care at least two years have moved two or more times in the system.


Parity in Sight for Relative Caregivers, but Counties Must Act

By Tim Morrison In June, Governor Jerry Brown and the Legislature set aside $30 million to end California’s sad distinction as the only state in the country where foster children placed with relatives do not receive state foster care benefits.


Complex Trauma: Facts for Caregivers

Are you a caregiver looking for information on how to identify child complex trauma? Here is a fact sheet detailing the signs and symptoms of child trauma. It also offers tips on how to heal children suffering from adverse life experiences.


    Number and Characteristics of Early Care and Education (ECE) Teachers and Caregivers: Initial Findings from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE)

    This research describes the Early Care and Education (ECE) workforce data developed in the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE). The survey focuses on individuals providing direct care and education for children birth through five years and not yet in kindergarten.