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Identity Thieves Targeting Foster Youths’ Covid Relief


Identity Thieves Targeting Foster Youths’ COVID Relief

Pandemic assistance has been made available to California's current and former foster youth, but fraud and lack of access can prevent them from ever benefitting from the financial help.


Graphic Evidence that Child Welfare Surveillance Doesn’t Work

There is a graphic making the rounds in child welfare that’s gotten a fair amount of attention lately — but its numbers are misleading.

Chapin Hall Brief: Proper Supports Could Transform Child Welfare


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.

Georgia Sued Over Alleged Failure to Protect Some Undocumented Youth


Study Finds Pandemic Has Placed An ‘Untold’ Toll on Young Adults’ Food, Housing Security

The coronavirus pandemic took an “alarming” toll on the food security, housing stability and mental health of millions of young people in the United States — especially among Black people and other people of color — according to a new study.

Through challenges, education has helped former foster youth Sarah Thomas fight for herself and her children.


Through Struggles, Education Helps Former Foster Youth Fight for Herself and Her Children

Thomas moved to the San Jose area more than 20 years ago, shortly after entering foster care. Much has changed in the years since she aged out. A lot has stayed the same.

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A Bigger Demon Can Be Conquered: The Voice of Jha’asryel-Akquil Bishop

Jha’asryel-Akquil Bishop, 24, was born and raised in Guyana, where they were an ambassador for the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport. In 2015, they attended the seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama City.


    Nourishment was Scarce in Her Foster Home, but Plentiful at L.A. Kitchen

          Sandra Vasquez’s first foster home taught her a hard lesson in nutrition. “The only thing I would eat, as I remember, was hotdogs and cup of noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner,” Vasquez said.


    California Counties Rewarded for Signing Foster Youth Up for College Aid

    Four California counties were recognized at the California Foster Youth Education Summit for their efforts to help foster youth get financial aid to attend college, as part of the inaugural Foster Youth FAFSA Challenge.


    Obamacare, Fostering Connections Carry Potential to Lower Foster Teen Pregnancies

    By Jeremy Loudenback For the many current and former foster youth without good access to family planning information, enrolling in the new health care plan may be the best medicine. The partisan bickering continues over the rollout and overall merits of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act  (ACA).