Top Stories of 2022: More Lessons to Be Learned on Education
For all the efforts to improve the academic experiences of foster youth, significant barriers to education remain.
Proper Supports Could Transform Child Welfare, Chapin Hall Brief Finds
A range of concrete and economic supports could sufficiently stabilize families and children to the point that they could avoid traumatic involvement with the child welfare system, according to a newly updated policy brief by researchers from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago.
1 in 4 California Foster Youth Become Homeless After Leaving Extended Care
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.
Chapin Hall: Program for Foster Youth Transitioning Out Shows Promise
A Northern California county has developed a potentially promising model for helping older foster youth learn skills critical to making a successful transition to adulthood and avoiding homelessness, according to a new assessment by a leading child-welfare research organization.
What Comes Next for Child Welfare? Two Experts Weigh In
At some point, the world and the nation will get past the initial, horrific onset of the coronavirus pandemic. In its wake will almost certainly be a recession, corresponding unemployment and hard times for millions of American families.
Tackling Youth Homelessness with Cash During Coronavirus
Imagine you are 20 years old. You’ve been kicked out of your home and have no other stable place to live. According to research by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, you are among the estimated 4 million young people who experience homelessness every year in America.
State Senator Would Extend California Foster Care Through Age 25
A California senator introduced groundbreaking legislation this week to extend the state’s foster care system through age 25 – a bill that acknowledges the continued failure to prepare young people severed from families for life on their own.