foster parent recruitment and retention
Clocking In: The Caregivers Who Step in to Care for California’s Most Fragile Kids
Jasmine Moise picks up 2-year-old Aiden* and puts the toddler on her lap. It might simply look like a foster mother bonding with her foster son, but it’s much more serious.
Why Keeping Current Foster Parents Can Be More Important Than Recruiting New Ones
Foster parents are the primary intervention in the lives of abused and neglected children. In order for children placed into foster care to receive the safety and stability they need to heal and thrive, available and willing high-quality families are needed.
Higher Calling: L.A. County Increases its Reliance on Churches to Serve Foster Children
Lincoln Memorial Congregational Church didn’t have foster kids in mind when Pastor Gailen Reeves and his team created a teen mentoring program a decade ago. They just wanted to make sure that every young person at church had an adult hand to hold.
This Time, Oregon Foster Youth Will Ask the Questions
On Tuesday, an Oregon foster youth will be asking tough questions of the state’s candidates for governor. Organized by Children First for Oregon, the Debate for Oregon’s Future is entirely youth led, with all questions written and presented by 16 Oregon youths ages 12-19.