An Open Letter to President Trump on America’s Foster Youths

Dear President Trump, I am a poor, white, educated woman who grew up in our nation’s foster care system. You may not know much about foster care since you were born into a great family.


Despite Threats to Obamacare, Program for Mothers and Babies Could Double

Last week, Republican members of Congress took the first step towards fulfilling their and President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. Despite the House and Senate passing a budget proposal that tees up the health care law’s evisceration, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say that Obamacare’s legacy “home visiting” program will be reauthorized and perhaps even doubled in size.


What We Can Expect from the Trump Administration

President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s administration and its likely policies pose many more questions than answers.  What does a Trump presidency mean for those in the child welfare field? What impact will Dr.

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What Child Welfare Programs are in Trouble if ObamaCare’s Repealed?

One thing we have learned since the election of Donald Trump last week is that he may be open to modifying his campaign promise to entirely repeal and then replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


Resisting Medicaid Expansion Limits Access to Mental Health Care

States’ refusal to expand Medicaid eligibility is barring an estimated 2.6 million low-income Americans from affordable, necessary mental healthcare, according to a 2015 report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


Foster Youth Campaign to Access Obamacare

As part of a series of public service announcements intended to encourage foster youth to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, California Youth Connection (CYC) released a video focused specifically on mental health.