Office of Youth Diversion and Development
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.
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.
New York Allows Overnight Respite Care For Children, Despite “Shadow Foster Care” Concerns
The New York state child welfare agency has approved regulations authorizing families in times of crisis to place their children with “host family homes.”
COVID Cases Triple in California Juvenile Prisons
COVID cases among California’s incarcerated youth have tripled since last week, and at least one youth recently was admitted to a community hospital after experiencing serious symptoms.
Los Angeles Leader Exits a Child Welfare System Reeling from the Pandemic
Bobby Cagle recently stepped down as leader of Los Angeles County’s child welfare system, citing the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a Foster Youth, Sometimes Mental Health is an Independent Journey
When I was in foster care, managing my mental health was more difficult than one can anticipate due to lack of options, writes Nader Irsan.
Outside Experts Give Texas Roadmap to Decrease Sky-high Rates of Foster Kids Sleeping in Offices, Hotels
An panel of child welfare experts made recommendations for keeping kids in the Texas foster care system safely housed, including supporting kin placements.
FosterClub Seeks Internship Applicants
FosterClub is accepting applications for paid internships that will provide leadership training and other opportunities for people age 18 to 24 who have been in foster care.