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Massachusetts Bill Would Create ‘e-backpack’ to Help Foster Youth Who Change Schools

12/8/2021

Massachusetts Bill Would Create ‘e-backpack’ to Help Foster Youth Who Change Schools

In Massachusetts, electronic repositories would contain the educational records of each foster child to make school transitions easier.

Eradicating Color Lines to Provide Safe Environments for All Foster Youth

12/8/2021

Eradicating Color Lines to Provide Safe Environments for All Foster Youth

As I advocate for foster youth, I realize not everyone knows how to care for children that don't look like them, writes Tasha Matthews.

Jacksonville Shows the Full Potential of Family Resource Centers

12/8/2021

Is ‘Feel Good’ Really Such a Bad Thing?

In Jacksonville, Florida, Family Support Services' solid reputation, attention to the detail of building relationships, and its plan for a new Family Resource Center make it likely to be a success, writes Paul DiLorenzo.

Los Angeles Leaders Aim to Prevent “Housing Cliff” for 1,100 Aging Out of Foster Care Dec. 31

12/7/2021

Los Angeles Leaders Aim to Prevent “Housing Cliff” for 1,100 Aging Out of Foster Care Dec. 31

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today voted to connect soon-to-be former foster youth with rapid rehousing funds and other benefits after California's moratorium on aging out of foster care ends Dec. 31.

Youth Services Insider
Study to Evaluate Impact of Friends of the Children’s Long-term Mentoring

12/7/2021

Study to Evaluate Impact of Friends of the Children’s Long-term Mentoring

Friends of the Children has received $3.4 million in grant funds to expand its mentoring model and study its effectiveness.

12/6/2021

California Expanding Job Training to Systems-Impacted Youth, Replicating Successful Los Angeles Model

Following a model out of L.A., community-based organizations in California combine federal job training funds with other essential services for young people leaving foster care or probation — including housing and education support.

Get Kids with Kin, And Quickly

12/6/2021

Get Kids with Kin, and Quickly

Research tells us that children in foster care fare much better when living with their family, but too often, there are barriers to kin placement, writes Vivek Sankaran. 

With Governor’s Signature, New York Commits to Cutting Child Poverty in Half

12/3/2021

With Governor’s Signature, New York Commits to Cutting Child Poverty in Half

This week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) signed the Child Poverty Reduction Act, which will result in a plan to drastically reduce child poverty in the next decade.

The Trauma of Losing a Family Twice

12/2/2021

Re-mourning: The Trauma of Losing a Family Twice

Foster youth often do not have the privilege of finding their forever family, and they are forced to lose their support and care, writes Anna Ramirez.