Consolidating Health Services Would Hurt L.A. Child Welfare System
The Los Angeles Times reported recently that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has renewed its commitment to addressing the recommendations of the much-anticipated report by a Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection.
Why Foster Youth Are Overmedicated
A recent article in the Los Angeles Times addressed what some suggest is the over-medication of children in the Los Angeles County foster care system. Certainly this is a significant issue, and indeed, if children are being overmedicated, it must be addressed.
Adoption Certification Requirement Compounds Foster Care Shortage in L.A.
Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is at a crossroads. While the number of children coming into the system steadily climbs, the number of suitable homes where they can be placed continues to dwindle.