The Family Center
Mental Health Needs to be Treated as a Priority in Foster Care
Trauma and mental illness seem to go hand in hand with foster care, writes Michael Fulcher.
Why Isn’t Community College Working for So Many Foster Youth?
On this week’s podcast we discuss the final numbers on the enhanced child tax credit that ran from July to December; host home respite care comes to New York after a two-year standoff; and an audit suggests what might really be behind Montana’s very high use of foster care.
On Child Welfare Tech, Change is Hard But Necessary
In child welfare, there are opportunities to work smarter through technology — if we're willing to give up our workarounds, writes Molly Tierney.
California Lawmaker Adding to Growing Calls for an End to ‘Three Strikes’ Laws for Teens
California is the only state where the three strikes laws apply to 16- or 17-year-olds who commit crimes, impacting them for years.
New Responses Emerge on 18- to 25-Year Olds Who Commit Crimes
The field of emerging adult justice is new in the U.S. but the research that informs this field is well-established, write the authors.
California’s Medicaid Reform Opens Up Access to More Children’s Mental Health Services
California health officials plan to reform its public health system, in part to better serve the mental health needs of kids in foster care.
Doing Good Works Series
Writers from Doing Good Works' Community Impact Internship share their perspectives and experiences.
A New Book for Kids Centers a Child’s Experience of a Parent’s Incarceration
In a new children's book by Renée Menart, a boy copes with his mother's incarceration with support from relatives and a teacher.