Youth First Initiative
Re-mourning: The Trauma of Losing a Family Twice
Foster youth often do not have the privilege of finding their forever family, and they are forced to lose their support and care, writes Anna Ramirez.
County-level Poverty Associated with Higher Youth Death Rate by Firearm, Study Finds
A recent study suggests implementing a multidimensional strategy to address poverty and firearm-related deaths after associating high county-level poverty with gun deaths among young Americans.
Study on Centralized Health and Human Services Seeks Public Input
The Administration for Children and Families is seeking public input on a plan to collect new data on centralizing services for low-income Americans.
The New Year’s Cliff for California Foster Care Requires a Community Solution
On New Year's Day, Serita Cox of iFoster writes, thousands of older youth in California foster care will age out the system. The community must come together to help.
New Round of COVID-19 Infections Hits California Youth Prisons
In Texas, Illegal Foster Placements Soar Amid Shortage of Licensed Beds
The number of foster children housed in unlicensed facilities in Texas has surged to the point that hundreds are being exposed to “unreasonable risk of serious harm."
The Bay Area’s Latest Guaranteed Income Program Offers Low-Income Families $500 a Month
South San Francisco is the latest Bay Area city to launch a guaranteed income pilot program, providing monthly $500 checks to low-income families.
Advocates Propose Changes in West Virginia Foster Care System
Child welfare advocates in West Virginia have recently offered up a slate of significant proposals to right the system that is admittedly flawed.