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Youth Services Insider

10/23/2020

Mississippi Child Welfare Agency Gets New Leader

Andrea Sanders, credited with cleaning up the Mississippi Department of Human Services in the wake of a scandal earlier this year, is Republican Gov. Tate Reeves’ choice to head the state’s Department of Child Protection Services.

10/22/2020

Foster Youth Support Services Required, but Uneven, Across Texas Campuses
Texas colleges are required to offer support on campus for current and former foster youth. But the extent of that help varies widely.
Youth Services Insider

10/21/2020

Texas Confirms Pilot Plan for Qualified Residential Treatment Program

Texas has not developed a full plan for the $50,265,902 it received from the federal government to help prepare for the Family First Prevention Services Act, but about 16% will go to a pilot project around congregate care. 

10/21/2020

Good Fortune Is Not a Solid Foundation for Child Welfare Services

Serendipity is the phenomenon of discovering something valuable that is unexpected, like a forgotten $10 bill in your jacket pocket, or finding the love of your life through a chance meeting. 

10/21/2020

Top New York Lawmakers, Nonprofits Repeat Call For Cuomo to Release $2 Billion
With hundreds of child care providers already shuttered and child welfare programs on the brink, leaders from New York’s state Assembly and the human services sector are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to release billions in unspent federal coronavirus aid to nonprofits battered by the coronavirus pandemic.

10/21/2020

Homeless in the Washington Foster Care System: Kids Left Behind After the Last Recession

The prosperity in Seattle that followed the 2008 Great Recession led to record home sales along Lake Washington and new Teslas on the roads, but the dwindling investments in housing the state’s most vulnerable foster youth are now leaving hundreds essentially homeless in the state’s care.

Youth Services Insider

10/21/2020

New York City’s New Human Services Chief Has Deep Roots in Child Welfare

New York City’s newly named official in charge of health and human services comes with professional experience that neither of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent appointees for the position has had: deep roots in child welfare issues.

10/20/2020

The Complicity of Academia in Policing of Families

Academia is a space for immense learning and knowledge building. It is a place where ideas are crafted into resolutions for some of the world’s greatest concerns. Yet, because of its potential to do good, we often overlook academia’s complicity and collaboration in harmful research projects and practices.  

10/20/2020

Federal Judge Rejects Trump Food Stamp Rule

A federal judge on Sunday threw out a Trump Administration proposal that would have cut food stamps to 700,000 Americans, including many foster youths aging out of care, at the end of the coronavirus emergency, which has put millions out of work.