Weeks After CEO’s Abrupt Departure, Tennyson Shutters Residential Campus
In late February, Ned Breslin mysteriously disappeared from the leadership of Colorado’s Tennyson Center for Children, which is smack dab in the middle of overseeing a child welfare reform initiative that has garnered some national interest.
California Leaders Grapple with How to Keep Troubled Youth From Being Sent Out of State
Sharon Osborne on Three Decades of Nonprofit Leadership and System Dismantling
In the 1980s, the Children’s Home Society of Washington (CHSW) brought Sharon Osborne in as a consultant to help them find some new executive management. She was a young social worker, who had helped set up Kentucky’s early childhood development network, and had a master’s degree in business.
Kids Shouldn’t Have to Leave the State to Get Critical Residential Treatment
By the time Skylar was a teenager, his mother was serving a life sentence for manslaughter. His biological father was homeless, addicted to drugs and completely uninvolved in his life. As a result, Skylar began to spiral into destructive behaviors, such as theft, assault and defiance toward authority.
New National Map of Family-Based Recovery Programs Available
One of the many changes within the Family First Prevention Services Act is a provision allowing children to stay with their parent in a residential substance abuse treatment program. And now, a comprehensive list of those programs are available for parents, practitioners and policymakers.
Protecting Runaway Foster Youth: Without Warrants, What Comes Next?
At 15-years old, Sarah* had already moved between a handful of New York City’s foster care agencies. She was a victim of sex trafficking, an illicit industry that disproportionately targets children in the child welfare system.
New Online Resource for Family First Act Accreditation
The Accreditation Guru has set up a resource page for group homes and congregate care providers seeking the necessary seal of approval for federal funding. The Family First Prevention Services Act, which passed last year and takes effect in October, limits federal funding for congregate care placements to two weeks.
Building a Child Welfare System for the 21st Century
The Family First Prevention Services Act, which was signed into law as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act on February 9, 2018, offers an historic opportunity for child welfare leaders to re-imagine a child welfare system for the 21st century.
JJDPA Reauthorization Up Today, But Unlikely To Pass
A Senate bill to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) will be up for a unanimous consent vote this afternoon. But Youth Services Insider has learned that it is unlikely to pass because of the continued objection to it by Sen.