Welcoming A New Fostering Media Connections: A Letter From Our Publisher
Dear Friends, Tomorrow, I will be stepping down as president of Fostering Media Connections (FMC). I am happy to announce that John Kelly and Christie Renick have been unanimously named by our Board of Directors as co-executive directors.
LAPD Child Abuse Investigations Audit Raises New Questions
This week, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) released a much-anticipated report focused on its response to the nearly 4,000 allegations of serious child abuse it had marked “no investigation” from January 2018 through June 2019.
The Imprint Participates in National Movement to Bolster Nonprofit News
For the third year, The Imprint was chosen to participate in a national fundraising campaign starting November 1 that helps nonprofit newsrooms report on under-covered issues. NewsMatch, a matching campaign spearheaded by the Knight Foundation and other national journalism philanthropy organizations, supports almost 200 newsrooms to grow reader support and revenue.
Cagle Coalition Seeks House Bill to Mirror Feinstein-Rubio Legislation Extending Title IV-Waivers
Proponents of a bill to extend flexible funding waivers for child welfare services in some states are looking for a member of Congress willing to lead the charge in the House of Representatives.
Ohio Child Welfare Leaders Support Federal Legislation to Extend the Title IV-E Waiver
Imagine being a child protection agency director 20 years ago and making a bold decision to use the flexibility that comes with capped federal dollars to keep kids from entering foster care – instead of using the funding only as intended, to remove children from struggling families and place them into the system.
Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families
The Imprint, a national news site focused on children, youth and families, just released an ambitious data and reporting project looking at where kids go when they’re removed from home. “Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families” yielded significant findings about states’ struggles to recruit and retain foster homes, and their increased reliance on relatives and group homes.
Brothers, Separated by Violence and Trump Immigration Policy, May Be Reunited Soon
In the age of “zero tolerance,” even the family members of America’s most dedicated citizens aren’t protected. Take the case of a 28-year-old American citizen from Honduras named Suamhirs Piraino-Guzman and his little brother Yordi.
Report: Increased Deportations Could Put More Kids in Foster Care
The immigration policy changes made thus far by the Trump Administration may, in some states, fuel a surge in the number of children who enter foster care, according to a new report from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC).
Scripps Family Auction Raises Tens of Thousands for Transition Aged Foster Youth
At the uncommon intersection of philanthropy, real estate and community, a pair of nonprofits joined forces over the weekend to put on a unique fundraiser benefiting transition-aged foster youth and homeless families in San Diego County.
Quality Parenting Initiative Expands to Minnesota
Minnesota is launching an initiative to strengthen foster care experiences for children by focusing on improving parenting skills. Thirteen organizations in the state, including Aspire MN and St. David’s Center for Child and Family Development, are working together to bring the Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) to the state.