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Los Angeles Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection

Mental Health Needs to be a Priority in Foster Care

1/24/2022

Mental Health Needs to be Treated as a Priority in Foster Care

Trauma and mental illness seem to go hand in hand with foster care, writes Michael Fulcher.

1/24/2022

Why Isn’t Community College Working for So Many Foster Youth?

On this week’s podcast we discuss the final numbers on the enhanced child tax credit that ran from July to December; host home respite care comes to New York after a two-year standoff; and an audit suggests what might really be behind Montana’s very high use of foster care.

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On Child Welfare Tech, Change is Scary But Necessary

1/24/2022

On Child Welfare Tech, Change is Hard But Necessary

In child welfare, there are opportunities to work smarter through technology — if we're willing to give up our workarounds, writes Molly Tierney.

Three strikes laws

1/20/2022

California Lawmaker Adding to Growing Calls for an End to ‘Three Strikes’ Laws for Teens

California is the only state where the three strikes laws apply to 16- or 17-year-olds who commit crimes, impacting them for years.

Lael E.H. Chester is director of the Emerging Adult Justice Project at Columbia University’s Justice Lab

1/20/2022

New Responses Emerge on 18- to 25-Year Olds Who Commit Crimes

The field of emerging adult justice is new in the U.S. but the research that informs this field is well-established, write the authors.

California’s Medicaid Reform Opens Up Access to More Children’s Mental Health Services

1/19/2022

California’s Medicaid Reform Opens Up Access to More Children’s Mental Health Services

California health officials plan to reform its public health system, in part to better serve the mental health needs of kids in foster care.

1/18/2022

Doing Good Works Series

Writers from Doing Good Works' Community Impact Internship share their perspectives and experiences.

A New Book for Kids Centers a Child’s Experience of a Parent’s Incarceration

1/18/2022

A New Book for Kids Centers a Child’s Experience of a Parent’s Incarceration

In a new children's book by Renée Menart, a boy copes with his mother's incarceration with support from relatives and a teacher.

1/17/2022

Due Process, Disparity, ASFA and More with Kathleen Creamer

On this week’s podcast, we discuss the ongoing capacity crisis in Texas foster care, jarring numbers on community college enrollment, and new federal funds to seed innovation in supporting kinship caregivers.   

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