Pilot Programs Aim to Boost Future Parents’ Sense of Responsibility
Eight states are developing pilot programs to educate young expecting parents about their responsibilities, including how to manage their finances, emotions and relationships. The grant money for the programs will come from the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families.
Providing Their Own Permanency: Foster Teens Warily Eye Marriage, Parenthood
Early in my career as a social worker, I was extremely technically efficient. I had cases. Those cases involved children who had problems. Those problems had solutions. I was pragmatic, action- and task-oriented.
Calif. Discusses Alternative Placements for Older, Pregnant Foster Youth
by Jeremy Loudenback Proposed state legislation scheduled for debate in the California Assembly’s Human Services Committee on Tuesday aims to bring pregnant and parenting foster youth a much-needed housing alternative. Assembly Bill 2668, a new bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, would provide transition-age foster youth with a special, modified version of the state’s supervised independent living placement (SILP).