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With ICWA Under Threat, More States Shore Up Laws to Protect Native Families from Foster Care Separation

4/6/2022

With ICWA Under Threat, More States Shore Up Laws to Protect Native Families from Foster Care Separation

With the Indian Child Welfare Act facing a Supreme Court challenge, states have enacted their own versions to protect Indigenous families from separation.

Proposed Laws in Minnesota and Other States Would Limit the Practice of Seizing Federal Benefits from Foster Youth

1/26/2022

Reports: States Hoard Billions in Welfare Funds Despite Growing Need

Maine, Nebraska and Tennessee are among the states that have collectively been hoarding billions intended to help low-income families.

State Watchdog Says Nebraska Should Break Contract for Case Management

9/30/2021

State Watchdog Says Nebraska Should Break Contract for Case Management

A state watchdog says Nebraska should cancel the remainder of its contract with child welfare case management provider, Saint Francis Ministries.

10/11/2019

Nebraska, Emerging Leader on Moving Child Welfare Upstream, Submits Family First Plan

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) hosted a press conference yesterday announcing the submission of its five-year Family First Prevention Services plan to the federal government next week.

6/18/2019

Indian Country and Allies Say Goodbye to ‘Hero’ Frank LaMere

As his friend lay dying, Dennis Carlson sat beside his bed and listened to him one last time. The two men had climbed mountains together, fought for justice in dusty, forgotten places, and talked for hours over strong coffee and warm food.

4/15/2019

Family First Preparation Helps Nebraska Respond to March Disaster

It’s been one month since the bomb cyclone swept Nebraska’s Great Plains, leaving a devastating path of ice, snow and flooding. The state’s governor called it “the most widespread destruction we have ever seen in our state’s history,” with estimates of damages in the billions.

4/10/2018

Nebraska Honored for its Proactive Approach to Reaching Families Early

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) was honored this month by a state charity for its efforts to proactively help low-income families access state benefits. DHHS was the recipient of the Compassion in Action Award, given out each year by the Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach Center (MTKO), a Lincoln-based nonprofit with a mission to prevent hunger and homeless.

2/8/2018

Arizona in Favor of Family First Prevention Services Act

States were caught by surprise by this week’s resurgence of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), which offers a significant restructuring of the multi-billion dollar federal entitlement for child welfare.

1/30/2018

Nebraska Notes Increase of Adoptions from Foster Care

Last year 538 adoptions were finalized in Nebraska, according to an announcement from Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) last week. That number was only exceeded on other year – 2008, when 572 adoptions were finalized.