A New Book for Kids Centers a Child’s Experience of a Parent’s Incarceration

1/18/2022

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.

1/17/2022

Due Process, Disparity, ASFA and More with Kathleen Creamer

On this week’s podcast, we discuss the ongoing capacity crisis in Texas foster care, jarring numbers on community college enrollment, and new federal funds to seed innovation in supporting kinship caregivers.   

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California Governor Proposes Robust Safety Net Investments, New Foster Youth Tax Credit

1/10/2022

California Governor Proposes Robust Safety Net Investments, New Foster Youth Tax Credit

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed a multibillion-dollar budget, which includes safety-net investments and a foster youth tax credit.

12/27/2021

New York Lawmakers Call on Gov. Hochul to Enact Far-Reaching Family Agenda, Including Universal Child Care

State Sen. Jabari Brisport (D), left, and Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi (D), right. (Photos via NYS Senate Media Services and NYS Assembly)
Dozens of Democratic legislators in New York are pushing for a major new spending bill that would create a statewide fund for family support services, increase funds for preventing abuse and neglect, and universalize access to child care in the state. 

Bay Area’s latest guaranteed income program

12/1/2021

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.

Improving California's Deadly Record of Outcomes for Black Births

9/28/2021

How to Improve California’s Deadly Record of Outcomes for Black Births

California Gov. Gavin Newsom should sign SB 65 to put the state on a better path to positive outcomes for Black pregnant people, the authors write.

California Weighs Protections for Parenting Foster Youth

9/21/2021

California Weighs Protections for Parenting Foster Youth

A California bill on Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk would put protections into place for parenting foster youth, to help address intergenerational involvement in the child welfare system.

Amberly Sanchez. ProPublica photographed mothers in Albuquerque and spoke with them about their experiences with the child support requirements of New Mexico’s cash assistance program. “You feel threatened. When you’re on that phone call and they’re talking to you, you feel like less than,” Sanchez said of the application process. These Single Moms Are Forced to Choose: Reveal Their Sexual Histories or Forfeit Welfare

9/20/2021

These Single Moms Are Forced to Choose: Reveal Their Sexual Histories or Forfeit Welfare

Almost every parent who applies for federal welfare assistance, who in a large majority of cases is a single mother, must divulge everything she knows about the biological father of her children.

Biden Team Reverses Trump Rule on Foster Placement

9/16/2021

Human Rights Campaign Foundation Highlights LGBTQ-Affirming Care for Youth Nationwide

Leading LGBTQ civil rights organization Human Rights Campaign Foundation recently released its 2021 Change-Makers Report.