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A study of life in institutions and group homes revealed firsthand testimony of poor nutrition, upended education and excessive use of psychiatric drugs.


New Study Suggests Ending Group Care for Foster Youth

A study of life in institutions and group homes revealed firsthand testimony of poor nutrition, upended education and excessive use of psychiatric drugs, and urged an end to their use to house foster youth.


Report Calls for End to Group Settings for Foster Youth

It’s time to stop placing American foster children in institutions and other group settings, according to a new report by the national child welfare group Children’s Rights. Continuing the practice, the report argues, unnecessarily harms children in government care.


Coronavirus Cases Near 100 for Youth in California Residential Facilities

Almost 100 children and teens living in residential facilities in California have caught the coronavirus, state officials confirmed this week, including infections at four group care programs in Los Angeles County. 


North Carolina Will Test Wraparound Kinship Care Model

The Duke Endowment has awarded a $950,000 grant to the Family Focused Treatment Association (FFTA) for a North Carolina-based pilot project designed to provide therapeutic supports to foster youth living with relative caregivers.


The Foster Care Film That Helped Launch the Careers of Rami Malek and Brie Larson

Last month at the Academy Awards, Rami Malek scored the Best Actor award for his portrayal of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. During the production, there were regular ad spots for “Captain Marvel,” a blockbuster action flick that would come out days later starring Brie Larson.

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On Group Homes, California’s Struggles are a Harbinger for Family First Act

Last week, The Imprint’s Jeremy Loudenback reported on snags in California’s efforts to reform its foster care system. The goal of the state’s Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) plan is to eliminate the use of group homes in foster care, and ensure the quality of foster home placements.


California’s Child Welfare Reform Threatened by Slow Pace of Caregiver Approval and Group Homes

Implementation struggles have caused the price of California’s child welfare reform to soar by an estimated $101 million, according to a recent analysis from the California state legislature. In a report released last month, the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office assessed California Gov.


The NoVo Foundation Launches Major Grant Program Aimed at Stopping Sexual Exploitation

The NoVo Foundation is taking a simple approach to tackling the extremely complicated issue of sexual exploitation: decrease entrance ramps, and increase exit ramps, to “the life.” The New York-based grant maker has committed $10 million over three years to fund programs and services that help to achieve that goal.

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Innovative Project Maps the Movement of Foster Care

A little over a year ago, Robert Latham reached out to John Jackson, general counsel for the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). He had a fairly substantial request: all of the records available for all of the children who had been placed into foster care.