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One Month of Spending, Years of Child Welfare Reform

The continuing resolution (CR) signed by President Donald Trump this morning funds the government until March 23. But it changed the landscape of federal child welfare funding for the foreseeable future.

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A Look Back at 2017: The Year in Youth Services

A Look Back at 2017: The Year in Youth Services It used to be easier to think back and recap a year. Now, between the tweets and the protests and the investigations and the bitmojis, one’s brain is so cloudy by late December it’s hard to make sense of it all.

Kim Belshe, First 5 LA


In Uncertain Times, Stay True to Your Mission

Fear and uncertainty are not new to many families in Los Angeles. For some, there’s the constant uncertainty that comes from living paycheck to paycheck. For others it’s the fear of losing a job, or having an unexpected expense because of health care or other basic needs.

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At Year’s End, Many Youth-Related Programs and Policies On The Line

As the calendar year ends, Congress is poised to head home after the likely passage of a massive tax reform package today. But with less than two full weeks left in 2017, a lot of programs and policies important to youth and families are in limbo.


As Trump Ends DACA Program, Will Congress Act on Immigration Reform?

The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that over the next six months it would phase out a program that has enabled about 800,000 undocumented young people to avoid deportation, placing their fate in the hands of Congress.