Family First Preservation Services Act
Pediatricians Group Lines Up Against Federal Bill to Extend Child Welfare Waivers
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced last week that it opposes federal legislation that would temporarily preserve child welfare waivers and delay implementation of the landmark Family First Prevention Services Act.
New York Foundation Invests in Family First Act Rollout
The Redlich Horwitz Foundation is staffing up a new support center devoted to helping New York transform its child welfare system. New York formally opposed the landmark reform that is encouraging the transformation – the Family First Prevention Services Act, signed by President Trump last year – but it will now be one of the first states with an organization devoted to helping local child welfare agencies meet the new strings attached to federal funds.
Will Shutdown-Ending Legislation Include Rubio, Feinstein Bill to Extend Foster Care Waivers?
Last week, Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced legislation that would allow scores of state and county child welfare agencies to delay implementing a new federal law that promises to reshape foster care.
Waiver Push Uncertain as Family First Implementation Looms
In April, members of Los Angeles County’s powerful Board of Supervisors hosted a lobbying event on the House side of Capitol Hill. During an hour-long panel discussion with likely Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Reps.
We Want Kids to Grow Up in Safe Families. So Let’s Measure That.
Our cultural norm of relatives and kin stepping in to help struggling families is ingrained in our history and tradition. The U.S. Supreme Court has conferred constitutional protections on the sanctity of the extended family [See Moore v.
To Fend off Family First Act, L.A. Hires Lobbyist Who Helped Write It
In mid-April, former Senate Finance staffer-turned-lobbyist Becky Shipp sent an e-blast to dozens of key child welfare insiders inviting them to an intimate conversation focused on health care and child welfare policy.
Tax Plan’s Deficits Could Prompt Elimination of Major Child Welfare Programs
The common narrative on the many iterations of the Republican-led tax reform package is that it adds something in the neighborhood of $1.5 trillion to the deficit. Various ideas on how to add more revenue to the plan have been bandied about by deficit hawks in the past few days to address that deficit.
Imprint Report: At Least 25 States Have Lost Foster Care Capacity Since 2012
The number of U.S. children in foster care has been on the rise since 2012, and most experts agree that the upward trend will continue. But how are states doing at ensuring there are enough foster homes and other placements to take these children in?
Q&A: Priscilla Martens, National Family Preservation Network
In 2000, less than a decade after its founding, the National Family Preservation Network was facing an abrupt demise. The organization came into existence as research began to support Intensive Family Preservation Services (IFPS), commonly known as Homebuilders, the model developed out of Tacoma, Wash.,
Federal Report Shows Continued Growth in Foster Care Population
The number of children and youth in foster care has risen for the third consecutive year, according to recently released federal data. Reading below the top line, though, Youth Services Insider sees one figure that suggests that we could see a course correction soon.