Landrieu, Others Want Child Welfare Bureau at State Department
A bill was introduced yesterday that would establish a new State Department bureau, with a Senate-confirmed leader, to handle international child welfare issues, including the increasingly thorny issue of international adoptions.
APPLA: The Foster Care Exception That Ate the Rule
Earlier this week, Youth Services Insider shared a few of the ideas contained in “Our Voice, Their Future,” a set of recommendations for child welfare reform authored by adoptees and former foster youths.
Capitol View on Kids: Foster Care Education Reform Moving Forward
Supporters of the “A Plus Act” including the Children’s Defense Fund and Juvenile Law Center, are making an effort to increase support for the foster care /education bill by increasing support among both organizations and ultimately members of congress.
Roundtable Reveals Over-reliance on Child Welfare’s Permanency Exception
Youth Services Insider checked out a roundtable discussion yesterday, hosted by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.), where former foster youths and child welfare policy leaders agreed that limitations should be placed on Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (APPLA), a case-planning designation meant to serve as a rare exception to family reunification and adoption.