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Youth Services Insider

1/13/2021

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Names Sam Gill as New CEO
Sam Gill, CEO of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

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 flag and gavel. Photo: 12news.com

10/15/2020

Arizona Tentatively Settles Major Federal Foster Care Lawsuit
Image: 12news.com

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

10/7/2020

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.

9/27/2020

Suicide Looms Large in Minds of Many Foster Youth
Illustration by Christine Ongjoco

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.

9/24/2020

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

8/10/2020

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.

Youth Services Insider

7/21/2020

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

7/16/2020

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.

Will Lightbourne

7/5/2020

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.