ARTICLE TAG

Family First Preservation Services Act

Youth Services Insider
New Hampshire Judge David King awarded by peers.

7/29/2021

Peers Award New Hampshire Juvenile, Family Court Judge David King

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has recognized family court judge David King with its Justice Innovation Award.

California mental health reform tackles gap in services for low-income children.

7/29/2021

California Wants to Expand Access to Mental Health Care for Children

California has proposed plans for improved access to an array of pediatric mental health services — before children reach a crisis state.

7/29/2021

Do Not Diminish the Importance of Small Beginnings

Paul DiLorenzo laments that fact that tremendous community innovations in child welfare is not a focal point of efforts to reform the system

A quarter of foster youth ages 18 to 26 surveyed in New York faced or feared housing instability during the coronavirus pandemic.

7/28/2021

New York Foster Youth and Advocates Rally For Housing During the Pandemic, Urge Lawmakers to Revisit Permanent Supports

Survey results from New York City’s older foster youth revealed how the pandemic has intensified their struggles for housing.

Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles.

7/28/2021

Simone Biles: You Can Be Strong and Choose Rest

Simone Biles is a champion for liberation through her public acceptance and acknowledgement of her need for rest, which is an inevitably radical act of resistance, writes Ivory Bennett.

7/27/2021

Foster Youth Congressional Interns Present Policy Fixes to U.S. Legislators

Eleven former foster youth gathered virtually on Tuesday to share with members of the U.S. Congress their ideas for improving the lives of hundreds of thousands of children who grow up in foster care and adoptive homes — an annual event producing cutting-edge policy ideas from those with lived experience.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis

7/27/2021

L.A. County to Provide Income to Transition-Age Youth

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors announced a $7.7 million plan for guaranteed income to transition-age youth.

Youth Services Insider

7/27/2021

Government Seeks Comment on Possible Changes to Family First Handbook

The Biden administration may revise the handbook for evaluating services meant to prevent the use of foster care in some child welfare cases.

7/27/2021

Hidden Foster Care: All of The Responsibility, None of The Resources

Outside of the traditional foster care system exists a shadow system of potentially hundreds of thousands of children removed by CPS to their relatives or family friends—without a court case, monetary support, or due process.