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L.A. Kings Sport CalHOPE Logo on Helmet, Face Off for Youth in Crisis Amid Pandemic
The Los Angeles Kings hockey club is sticking up for the Southern California community’s mental health this season as coronavirus precautions drag toward their 12th month.
Starting with Thursday’s season opener against the Minnesota Wild at the Staples Center and going coast to coast through all home and away games, fans will see the words “California Hope” emblazoned on each side of players’ helmets.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Names Sam Gill as New CEO
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, a significant grantmaker in the field of child well-being and other areas, will have a new leader this spring.
Arizona Tentatively Settles Major Federal Foster Care Lawsuit
Children in Arizona’s foster care system are in line for better access to a range of health care services and living situations after a federal judge on Wednesday tentatively approved a settlement with the state in a 5-year-old case that seems to have already forced major changes in the system.
Children’s Movement Pushes Newsom on Children’s Health
The Medi-Cal program is failing children, and the state must urgently make managed health care plans accountable, a large coalition of youth advocacy groups said Tuesday in a letter to the Administration of California Gov.
Suicide Looms Large in Minds of Many Foster Youth
As a kid, Ed Shoemaker liked the outdoors. So when his mother suggested they go camping – putting him in the back of her SUV in the driveway with a blanket, flashlight and a book – he settled in, content.
L.A. County, Foster Advocates Reach Settlement of 18-Year-Old Mental Health Court Case
After 17 years of operating under a consent decree, Los Angeles County has reached an agreement to extricate itself from a long-running federal lawsuit that sought to address gaps in mental health care services for children in foster care in California.
Child Welfare and The Fight Against Despair
Classic experiments in the 1970’s demonstrated that it’s not so much adverse events that result in deleterious consequences, but rather a lack of perceived control over those events. Subjects in these experiments who learned that they could not influence their challenging situations eventually gave up trying.
Federal Grant to Fund Behavioral Health Services for At-risk Youth
A federal grant of up $12 million will allow Kentucky to provide comprehensive behavioral health and social services for almost 1,500 children and youth in the state’s child welfare system.
The four-year grant of up to $3 million a year is intended to improve long-term outcomes for youth through age 21.
Foster Youth At The Nexus of Two American Crises
The Imprint has recently published dozens of articles exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on foster youth, and how they perceive and participate in this country’s current reckoning with systemic and institutional racism.
A Social Services Leader Returns to Fight Pandemic and Racial Inequality
Will Lightbourne, a longtime director of state and local social services, emerged from retirement last month to become the director of the California Department of Health Care Services – just as record-breaking coronavirus cases tripled in the state.