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NY Lawmakers Pitch Ambitious Investments in Child Welfare


New York Lawmakers Plan Ambitious Investments in Child Welfare

New York lawmakers have proposed state spending plans that call for $3 billion in investments in child care, and an increased spending on child welfare.

Respected New York Family Caregiver Gloria Woods Leaves Legacy as Kinship Advocate


Respected New York Caregiver Gloria Woods Leaves Legacy as Kinship Advocate

Gloria Woods, an advocate for relative caregivers in New York and founder of Parents United for Justice, passed away.


Organization Serving Kinship Families Mobilizes Drive-Through Pick Up to Support Caregivers

With the coronavirus pandemic emptying store shelves and leaving critical items in short supply, the elderly have faced unique challenges stocking their homes with groceries, toiletries and other essentials. In Nevada, Foster Kinship Executive Director Ali Caliendo raced between four different stores to find formula for her 8-month-old son over the weekend.


Want to Help Poor Children? Give Their Caregivers Cash

During the holiday season, we are all reminded to be grateful for all the good things in our lives. It should also be a time to think about how many of our fellow Americans are far less fortunate than we are.


In Washington, Relatives Prop Up Teetering Foster Care System with Little Support

A single mother with three of her five children still teenagers living at home, 50-year-old Denita Simmons didn’t plan on adding two babies to the mix. But her godsons needed her.


North Dakota Seeks Input from Foster Parents, Stakeholders

As part of its Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) strategy, the North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Children and Family Services (CFS) division will begin the process of conducting onsite case reviews (OCR) this week in meetings with licensed foster and adoptive families, as well as relative caregivers.


    Pennsylvania County Fills Foster Family Gap with Relatives

    As jurisdictions across the country scramble to find enough foster homes, one Pennsylvania county has found success by relying on relative caregivers. In Allegheny County, home to the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, a unique partnership with a private agency has led to a special emphasis on placing children with family or close family friends, yielding benefits across the child protective services system.