How One Former Foster Youth Reformed the Student Loan Process
Maurissa Sorensen, former foster youth and currently studying for her second Master’s Degree at USC, has transformed how foster youth are notified about potential federal aid to attend college. Chronicle reporter Teddy Lederer interviewed Sorensen about how she helped change the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as an intern working in former Sen.
Calif. Legislation Would Bolster Child Welfare, Education Info Sharing
In the wake of a federal law giving child welfare agencies direct access to education records, legislation is moving in California to bolster its data sharing efforts. Assembly Bill 1878 creates a direct link between agencies and schools for the sharing of information when a child is in the foster care system.
A Public Education II: When Should the State Separate Children from Family
A Public Education: Part II by ChronicleofSocialChange On Thursday nights during the spring semester, Fostering Media Connections Director Daniel Heimpel teaches a course called Journalism for Social Change at the University of California, Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy.
Youth Advocating for Abolishing Mental Health Stigma
Youth Advocating for Abolishing Mental Health Stigma by ChronicleofSocialChange For children suffering from mental health problems, having to constantly battle the stigma attached to such diseases can be an overwhelming fight.
A Personal Look at Mental Health Screenings for Foster Youth
A Personal Look at Mental Health Screenings for Foster Youth by ChronicleofSocialChange Early, Periodic, Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) Services are guaranteed for Medicaid-eligible children, and have for decades been a staple of California’s foster system’s mental health treatments.