We Won’t Improve Maltreatment Prevention Without Better Data Sharing
There has been an important shift in the conversation around child abuse and neglect fatalities in recent years. Previously, our systems were designed to respond only after a tragedy occurred. Today, however, with the support of new public policy and greater knowledge, we are beginning to think and act in terms of preventing child abuse tragedies before they occur.
Calif. Legislation Would Bolster Child Welfare, Education Info Sharing
In the wake of a federal law giving child welfare agencies direct access to education records, legislation is moving in California to bolster its data sharing efforts. Assembly Bill 1878 creates a direct link between agencies and schools for the sharing of information when a child is in the foster care system.
Helpful Assets for Uninterrupted Scholars Act Implementation
Youth Services Insider caught a recent webinar organized by the American Bar Association, SPARC and First Focus on the Uninterrupted Scholars Act, which specifically dealt with how states and child welfare systems should go about the business of implementing the law.
Whispers and Bated Breath
With historic gains for the education of California’s foster youth close at hand, advocates, service providers and this journalist-gone-rogue can hardly hold back the excitement. It has been a long hard slog, but a broad coalition of foster youth and their supporters are close to realizing a long awaited dream.
Capitol View on Kids: The Latest from Washington on Children and Families
New Bipartisan Data Technology Bill Introduced in House On Tuesday, March 5, Reps. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.) and Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) introduced H.R. 948, legislation that would require greater coordination and standardization of data collection systems within the human service community including child welfare programs.