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Five Groups Contracted to House Unaccompanied Migrant Children

10/26/2022

Biden Administration Wants to Take Over Monitoring of Unaccompanied Minors in Florida, Texas

After Texas and Florida made it harder to provide shelter for unaccompanied minors, the Biden administration wants to add federal monitoring.

Small Steps Lead to Big Results in Youth-Driven Policy and Practice Changes

10/24/2022

Small Steps Lead to Big Results in Youth-Driven Policy and Practice Changes

We use our experiences in collaboration with system professionals to construct better outcomes for ourselves and others, writes Rayla James.

Assumptions

10/8/2022

Assumptions

Assumptions were based on what our file said, which labeled us for the rest of our time in care, writes Kelsey Hartigan.

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Bill Would Remove Barriers to Foster Youth Getting Driver’s Licenses

6/29/2022

Legislation Would Remove Barriers to Foster Youth Getting Driver’s Licenses

A bill in the House of Representatives would make it easier for current and former foster youth to obtain a driver’s license and other driving essentials.

Florida County’s Guardian ad Litem Program Gets Grant

6/8/2022

Florida Health Agencies Seek Ban on Gender-affirming Health Care for Children, Medicaid Recipients

Two Florida health agencies last week made cases to bar transgender children and residents using Medicaid from gender-affirming health care.

Lawsuit to Reform West Virginia’s Foster Care System is Back On

2/3/2022

Florida Lawmakers Push for Mandatory Counsel for Children in Foster Care

A bipartisan bill proposed by Florida legislators would guarantee access to an attorney for youth in the foster care system at court hearings.

    California’s Child Abuse Registry is Missing Upwards of 22,000 Abuse Suspects, Audit Finds

    11/4/2021

    Florida Confirms Abuse Allegations Against Some Foster Parents

    The child welfare agency in Florida is changing how it responds to allegations of abuse against foster caregivers, following a news investigation in March.

    Florida County’s Guardian ad Litem Program Gets Grant

    10/25/2021

    United Way Grant to Help Fund Florida County’s Guardian ad Litem Program

    The Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, has received a $17,000 grant from a local chapter of the United Way.

    The mental health struggles of children in western Florida is resulting in more parents surrendering kids.

    8/4/2021

    Youth Mental Health Crisis Driving Florida Families Apart

    Child welfare officials on Florida's west coast have seen more children removed from their homes recently because of parents’ “inability to cope" with their mental health struggles.