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1/21/2021

Biden First-Day Order Likely Means Rollback of Trump Faith-Based Protection
President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. Photo courtesy of Facebook

On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order that is certain to roll back protections cemented in the last days of the Trump administration for faith-based, federally-funded child welfare providers that wish to follow religion in choosing who to work with.

Youth Services Insider

1/21/2021

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte Plucks Child Welfare Nominee from Kentucky
Adam Meier, who was nominated to lead Montana’s Department of Public Health and Human Services.

Montana’s new Republican governor, Greg Gianforte, has named a new leader to run the state’s largest agency, the Department of Public Health and Human Services, which among other things oversees child welfare and family services.

1/20/2021

1619, 1776, and Family Separation: How We Move Child Welfare Forward with Equity

Dear President Biden and Vice President Harris, 

During the campaign, I saw your signs touting the phrase, “Our best days still lie ahead.” 

But what do “best days” look like for our children and families? 

Youth Services Insider

1/20/2021

New Strategy Chief Named at Prevent Child Abuse America

Jennifer Jones will be the new chief strategy officer for Prevent Child Abuse America, leaving her position as director of the Change in Mind Institute at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities.

1/19/2021

Coronavirus Continues to Rise in California Youth Lockups
Young people from the Pine Grove Conservation Camp juvenile inmate firefighters prepare to battle the Power Fire in Madera County. Photo courtesy of the Department of Juvenile Justice

A staggering 1 in 4 youth incarcerated in California’s prison system for juvenile offenders has been infected with the deadly coronavirus, a grim tally that has grown amid recent outbreaks.

1/19/2021

Pressure Builds to Reduce Racial Disproportionality in New York’s Child Welfare System
Joyce McMillan rallies the crowd Monday at an “Abolish ACS” rally she planned in Harlem. Photo: Megan Conn

Calls to dismantle child welfare systems that disproportionately impact Black families grew this week, as a group of roughly 100 parents, lawyers and even city social workers gathered on Martin Luther King Jr.

Youth Services Insider

1/19/2021

Casey Family Programs Honors Contributions to Children’s Well-being
Autumn Adams, winner of the Casey Excellence Kinship Caregiver Award. Photo courtesy of Casey Family Programs

Casey Family Programs, a Seattle-based grant maker and one of the largest players in philanthropy in child welfare, made its annual Casey Excellence for Children Awards and Jim Casey Building Communities of Hope Award, which collectively honor leaders and standouts from every aspect of the system. 

1/18/2021

Rocky Start for Washington Law Forbidding Discharges to Homelessness
A state law passed in 2018 was supposed to end the practice of youth exiting foster care into homelessness, and better protect homeless youth who are at risk of physical and sexual assault, human trafficking and emotional trauma.

1/17/2021

Building A Respectful Approach to Child Safety

In child welfare we are prone to distraction. Through the decades we’ve become excited by multiple trends and legislation addressing safety, family preservation and permanency, assuming they would resolve the complexities of our work with families.