Feds Planning to Delay New Data on Broken Adoptions, Sexual Orientation of Foster Youth
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is planning to delay the collection of new data on foster youth and families until fiscal 2022, and also plans to reconsider the new rules set up for that process by the Obama administration in December of 2016.
Family First Stripped from 21st Century Cures Act After Objections from GOP
Yesterday, a bipartisan bill to reform child welfare financing looked like it had risen from the ashes. Today, it was dropped back into the chimney soot. Late last weekend, the House attached the Family First Preservation Services Act to the 21st Century Cures Act, a much larger bill that funds medical research, speeds up the approval process for drugs and devices at the Food and Drug Administration, and funds states to fight the opioid epidemic.
House Revives Family First Act with Amendments and Real Shot to Pass
Thought by many to be left for dead by a handful of Senate objectors, the Family First Preservation Services Act has been given new life as part of a larger bill.
Still a Window for Family First? Perhaps, Especially on Congregate Care Limits
Is the Family First Preservation Services Act back from the dead? Doubtful, but it does seem to Youth Services Insider that the push for and against it has not completely evaporated.
Foster Youth Policy Group Urges Opposition on Family First Act
Earlier this week, in an op-ed published by The Imprint, FosterClub CEO Celeste Bodner described a letter endorsing the Family First Prevention Services Act that had been signed by hundreds of foster youth and alumni of foster care and shared with Senate leadership.
Common Ground on Family First Concerns: Kinship Protection and Nurse-Narrowing
The Family First Prevention Services Act will either pass in September or drift into the ether, never to be heard from again. And it will live or die as is; there won’t be changes to it.
For Family First Act, It’s September or Never
Congress returns to action, or at least Washington, this week. For those in the field of youth and family services, all eyes will be on the Family First Prevention Services Act, a proposed major overhaul the federal foster care entitlement that has passed the House and awaits Senate action.
The Family First Act Deserves Full Senate Vote in the Fall
The Senate has adjourned for the summer, and with them has departed the chance at a seamless path to passage for the Family First Preservation Services Act, a significant reform of the front and back end of the federal IV-E entitlement.
Family First Act Dead for the Summer; Wyden Will Push for Passage in Fall
Lead proponents of the Family First Prevention Services Act will not obtain the unanimous consent they sought for the bill before the summer recess. The earliest the bill can be taken up now is September, when the Senate reconvenes.
Family First Act: “Peter to Pay Paul” Objections Miss the Mark
As the words of opposition to the Family First Preservation Act of 2016 have flowed in – most of them from interested state, county and advocacy parties in California – Youth Services Insider has noticed an almost ubiquitously used argument, with the same anecdote as a supplement.