California Governor Newsom Pledges $42 Million in Pandemic Relief for Children and Families
Saying the state has “a responsibility to do more and do better” on the behalf of foster youth during the pandemic, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a $42 million relief package on Monday that will provide monthly checks to some families in crisis and prevent young adults from aging out of foster care during the ongoing pandemic.
Even with More Protective Supplies on the Way, Coronavirus Confusion for Los Angeles Social Workers
As Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services awaits more protective gear for its thousands of social workers, a state directive to child welfare agencies has created tension about how employees will remain protected from coronavirus on the job.
Social Worker Training Is Paying Off For MSW Students
By Sarah Thomas In 2014, Los Angeles County’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection issued a scathing report that pointed out that the social workers investigating emergency cases of child abuse and neglect were often the least experienced.