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What’s In The Coronavirus Stimulus for Youth and Family Services

Congress passed, and President Trump has signed, the CARES Act, a massive piece of stimulus legislation aimed at shoring up the American economy and protecting workers and businesses in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.


Advice from Washington Family Services Provider: ‘Tsunami’ Is Coming Your Way

Last June, Dave Newell left Nebraska to take the helm of the Children’s Home Society of Washington (CHSW), a major community-based services provider based in Seattle. He now finds him in the center of the nation’s worst coronavirus hotspot, trying to balance between the health of his staff, clients and organization. 

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Big Funders Pool $12.5 Million for Policy, Advocacy and Research

Some of America’s largest investors in social impact issues got together and mulled over the question: What do organizations involved in social impact work have the hardest time getting money to do?

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Senate Finance Bill in Works to Kill Federal Foster Care Income Test, Ease Transition to Family First Act

Two Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee plan to introduce major legislation that would unchain federal foster care dollars from a decades-old income test, and ease the transition toward the Family First Prevention Services Act, Youth Services Insider has learned.

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Rising Ground CEO Discusses Big Child Welfare Merger in New York City Foster Care

Two of the larger foster care agencies in New York City announced a merger this summer, in another example of the New York City child welfare industry’s increasing consolidation in response to the plummeting number of city youth in foster care.


The Right Investments in Young Adult Parents Can Make America Stronger

Stressful times push people to the limits. For many young people, stress comes from tuition bills, roommates who are late on rent, and job interviews that might have gone better with the right degree or certificate in hand.


    Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts #8: Parity for Kinship Foster Caregivers

    The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 10 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.

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    Kentucky Child Welfare Director Resigns as Foster Care Total Climbs

    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) is making a change at the top of his Department for Community Based Services, a division of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) that presides over family and child welfare services for a state with rising foster care removals.


    Nebraska Honored for its Proactive Approach to Reaching Families Early

    The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) was honored this month by a state charity for its efforts to proactively help low-income families access state benefits. DHHS was the recipient of the Compassion in Action Award, given out each year by the Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach Center (MTKO), a Lincoln-based nonprofit with a mission to prevent hunger and homeless.