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6/10/2020

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.

3/6/2020

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.

2/21/2020

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.

1/16/2019

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.

1/14/2019

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.

Johnson with foster son Eddie Heights at Heights' high school graduation in 2003. Photo courtesy of Dewayne Johnson

12/18/2018

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.

    11/14/2018

    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.

    Ricardo Rodriguez

    8/27/2018

    Time Spent on Me Wasn’t Wasted

    Ricardo Rodriguez is a 26-year-old San Diego resident and former foster youth who balances a job in tech with volunteer work and entrepreneurial pursuits. Thanks to his relentless drive and support from key sources, his life has turned out far different from previous expectations.

    8/22/2018

    In Quest to Meet Demand for Foster Parents, Some Agencies Look to Craigslist

    As a shortage of foster parents continues across the United States, foster care agencies are recruiting new foster parents through social media and the internet, including, to some people’s surprise, Craigslist.