The Costs of a Failing System
We use taxpayers dollars to fund a system that is morally bankrupt, where children and social workers suffer, writes Kenyon Lee Whitman.
Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts
Congressional intern Christina Parker wants more flexibility and expanded eligibility to support young people who have experienced foster care as they transition to adulthood.
Annual Child Well-Being Data Book Highlights Mental Health
The new KIDS COUNT Data Book shows that young Americans faced significant mental health challenges even before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Foster Youth Interning in Congress Envision Laws Improving Health Care, Greater Access to Benefits
Interns with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute presented their policy recommendations to members of Congress and their staff.
Executive Order Pledges Better Support for LGBTQ Youth
In an executive order issued this month, President Joe Biden detailed his plan to advance equality for LGBTQ youth and adults.
The High Cost of Life After Foster Care
Even if one does not attend traditional college, there are other options available for youth exiting foster care, writes Kiana Deane.
Mississippi Governor Signs Law to Provide Free Tuition to Foster Youth
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill last week that will provide free college and technical school tuition for Mississippi foster youth through a scholarship fund.
When College is Not in Session, Where Do Foster Youth Turn?
When college campuses close for holiday break or in an unprecedented emergency like the coronavirus pandemic, the former foster youth who rely on colleges for housing security are left scrambling to fill that gap.