Coronavirus Funding for Child Welfare and Family Services
The coronavirus pandemic has brought about perhaps the strangest inflection point in the history of youth and family services. Many providers are challenged to operate effectively in an environment where in-person contact is shunned, but in the not-too-distant future are likely to experience unprecedented demand for help as the nation comes to grip with an economic recession.
Human Services Leaders: $60 Billion Needed From Congress, ‘Essential Service’ Status from States and Counties
The airline, restaurant and hotel industries are being battered by a lack of customers. The healthcare industry is bracing for a frightening surge in usage that will likely present challenges to the capacity of hospitals and other medical centers.
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?
The Curious Case of the Nonparticipating States
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) recently issued a $10.4 million funding competition that on first blush shocked Youth Services Insider. It was a request for proposals (RFP) from nonprofits or local governments in states that are not participating in the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), through which state juvenile justice agencies receive grants in exchange for complying with four standards in their treatment of youths.
Building a Pathway to Resilience for Foster Youth Through Social Capital
Imagine that on your 18th birthday, someone who you trust dearly calls to inform you that you are no longer welcome in your own home after years of living there. This person isn’t your brother, cousin, aunt or uncle.
Updated: Amid Cuts to Youth Services, Trump Includes Big Increase to Child Welfare Entitlement
Note: CLICK HERE for an updated Trump Budget Request chart, which includes the 2017 appropriations figures from the recent omnibus deal reached in early May. President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal includes a slate of deep cuts and eliminations of programs aimed at serving youth and families, but includes a hefty increase in the amount spent on an entitlement for foster care and adoption assistance.
The RAND Approach to Child Welfare: Cutting Cost, Improving Outcomes
This week, the RAND Corporation issued a report describing how federal child welfare policy could be changed to improve outcomes for children and youth while saving $12.3 billion. To reach its conclusions, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based
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.
School Cash-for-ADHD Study: A Jarring Reminder to Be Wary of Unintentional Incentives
Youth Services Insider got our hands on a study out of North Carolina State University about a disturbing pattern in the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. According to research done on ADHD diagnosing and medicating trends between 2003 and 2012, some children are mistakenly diagnosed with the condition because it represents a financial boon to school districts.
Funding Opportunities in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
According to a new guide released by Futures Without Violence, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) can provide states and school districts with improved ways to support a positive school climate and help address the needs of children who have been exposed to trauma.