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California Program Brings Free Teletherapy to Foster Youth with Milder Mental Health Symptoms

1/6/2022

California Program Brings Free Teletherapy to Foster Youth with Milder Mental Health Symptoms

A program in Northern California offers foster youth ages 12 through 18 with milder mental health symptoms free weekly teletherapy sessions.

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Foster Youth Advocate Joins Biden Administration’s Child Welfare Agency Leadership

9/15/2021

Foster Youth Advocate Joins Biden Administration’s Child Welfare Agency Leadership

Lexie Grüber-Pérez, a former foster youth and advocate for her peers, is an advisor to the Biden administration's child welfare leadership team.

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4/14/2021

States Hook Up to Strategize Support for Kids, Families as Pandemic Rolls On

Eight states are getting together for the rest of 2021 to work out the best way to help children and families weather the second year of the coronavirus pandemic with a minimum of child neglect and abuse.

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1/19/2021

Casey Family Programs Honors Contributions to Children’s Well-being

Autumn Adams, winner of the Casey Excellence Kinship Caregiver Award. Photo courtesy of Casey Family Programs
Casey Family Programs, a Seattle-based grant maker and one of the largest players in philanthropy in child welfare, made its annual Casey Excellence for Children Awards and Jim Casey Building Communities of Hope Award, which collectively honor leaders and standouts from every aspect of the system. 

The Ethics of Working Amid Family Un-Friendly Policies

8/27/2020

Key to Family First Act Success: Building Community Trust

Paul DiLorenzo
Several years ago, I attended a Jesuit Leadership institute. The trainer shared a quote that I found relevant to my work at Casey Family Programs with public child welfare agencies and community-based primary prevention programs.

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8/5/2020

As Hotline Calls Plummeted, Michigan Did Some Dialing of Its Own

It is safe to say that without the benefit of hindsight, no child welfare agency got it totally right in responding to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. But Michigan child welfare director, JooYeun Chang, said that an unrelated assessment of her agency, finished months before the virus hit our shores, was fortuitous in helping to shape a creative response to COVID-19. 

2/9/2020

Six Honored by Casey’s 2020 Excellence for Children Awards

The Seattle-based Casey Family Programs has awarded six people with an Excellence for Children Award, an honor given out each year by the foundation to recognize “exceptional work and advocacy for children and families impacted by the child welfare system.”

11/11/2019

Big National Funders Back Plan to Help Antelope Valley After String of Child Welfare Deaths

Los Angeles County’s Antelope Valley — the remote area that has seen several of the county’s worst child welfare tragedies over the past six years — is at the center of a new philanthropic effort to prevent child maltreatment and help support vulnerable children and families.

10/3/2019

Oregon Chooses Former Foster Youth to Lead Its Child Welfare System

Rebecca Jones Gaston, a former foster youth and social worker who oversees the social services department in Maryland, is set to lead Oregon’s child welfare program, state officials have announced. “Rebecca has extensive experience in child welfare systems across the country and, as part of that work, she has encountered many of the same challenges we face in Oregon,” said Fariborz Pakseresht, director of Oregon’s Department of Health Services, in a statement.