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.

Vivek Sankaran.

9/12/2021

It’s About More Than Four Walls and A Roof

Vivek Sankaran writes about the necessary steps beyond simply providing housing for families in crisis or need

9/1/2021

Texas Invests $1 Million in Family Resource Centers to Prevent Child Welfare Removals

As the pandemic rages deep into a second year, Texas child welfare officials are investing $1 million in a community-based strategy to support families who may be headed toward crisis, with hopes of diverting children away from the foster care system. 

8/30/2021

Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts

The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program, a group of 11 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.

8/25/2021

Investments in “Family Resource Centers” Spread Nationwide, But Some Parent Advocates Disapprove of Link to Child Protection Agencies

Supporters of family resource centers say they help families, but some believe the centers are unsafe as long as they're tied to child welfare agencies.

The mental health struggles of children in western Florida is resulting in more parents surrendering kids.

8/4/2021

Youth Mental Health Crisis Driving Florida Families Apart

Child welfare officials on Florida's west coast have seen more children removed from their homes recently because of parents’ “inability to cope" with their mental health struggles.

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New Hampshire Judge David King awarded by peers.

7/29/2021

Peers Award New Hampshire Juvenile, Family Court Judge David King

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has recognized family court judge David King with its Justice Innovation Award.