Access to Technology and Lack Thereof: Disenfranchisement in a Digital Age
Many houseless and court system-involved youth lack the much-needed resources that a phone or laptop can provide, writes Olivia Valdovinos.
Eleven Weeks. 686 Partners. 6,630 Phones and Laptops.
As the gravity of the coronavirus that has now claimed the lives of nearly 120,000 Americans set in, California was among the first states where college campuses began to abruptly shut down campuses and send students away with instructions to continue learning remotely.
Technology Can Move Child Welfare Forward, Even Amid Budget Cuts
State budgets, heavily impacted by COVID-19 and the resulting economic fallout, are going to be tight this year. Instead of cutting important child welfare services, agencies should determine if there are ways to become more efficient in how they operate.
Some Welcome Federal Input on Foster Home Recruitment and Family Visitation
Two years ago this month, the Family First Prevention Services Act became law and spurred bold reforms in child welfare. By realigning federal funding, Family First is driving system changes to keep more families safely together as well as improve the quality of foster care for children and youth who cannot remain safely at home.
Connecting Kids to Family is Getting Easier, So There’s No Excuse to be Bad at It
A few years ago, a woman contacted me through LinkedIn. She had heard about my book, Foster Girl, a Memoir and wanted to learn more about my experiences growing up in the foster care system.
Identifying the Wishes and Fixes of Your CCWIS
This article is part of a series on the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS), which states can build with federal funding help to replace an antiquated data and management process.
Joining the Child Welfare Case Management Revolution
This is a four part series on the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS), which states can build with federal funding help to replace an antiquated data and management process. This series is written by Dr.
Top Stories of 2018: Inspiring Stories from the Frontlines
Each day for the next two weeks, we’ll count down 10 of the biggest stories The Imprint published in 2018. In each, we’ll connect readers with a few links to our coverage of this issue.
Was California’s $140 Million Foster Parent Recruitment Fund a Boon, or Boondoggle?
California has spent about $140 million over the past three-plus years to find more foster homes for the state’s most vulnerable children, but some advocates are worried that these foster parent recruitment funds were not much more than a giveaway to county child welfare departments, with little oversight from the state and an uncertain impact.