In Texas, Illegal Foster Placements Soar Amid Shortage of Licensed Beds

1/12/2022

Outside Experts Give Texas Roadmap to Decrease Sky-high Rates of Foster Kids Sleeping in Offices, Hotels

An panel of child welfare experts made recommendations for keeping kids in the Texas foster care system safely housed, including supporting kin placements.

FosterClub Seeks Internship Applicants

1/12/2022

FosterClub Seeks Internship Applicants

FosterClub is accepting applications for paid internships that will provide leadership training and other opportunities for people age 18 to 24 who have been in foster care.

1/12/2022

Kids in Foster Care Belong in Families, Not Modern Day Orphanages

When it comes to the use of institutions and group homes, writes Cheri Williams, the system charged with “rehabilitating ineffective parents” has become an ineffective parent.

Former Foster Youth in Fashion Tells His Story to Encourage Others

1/10/2022

Former Foster Youth in Fashion Tells His Story to Encourage Others

A Youth Voice Q&A with Keundre Hawkins, a 23-year-old model from Houston who spent time in foster care and is working toward his dreams.

What No One Told You About Aging Out and Exiting the Juvenile Justice System

1/6/2022

What No One Told You About Aging Out and Exiting the Juvenile Justice System

Young people who leave the child welfare or juvenile justice systems often face significant challenges, writes Deddtrease Edwards.

California Program Brings Free Teletherapy to Foster Youth with Milder Mental Health Symptoms

1/6/2022

California Program Brings Free Teletherapy to Foster Youth with Milder Mental Health Symptoms

A program in Northern California offers foster youth ages 12 through 18 with milder mental health symptoms free weekly teletherapy sessions.

Family Settles Suit Against Michigan Youth Lockup Where Staff Killed Teen

1/4/2022

Family Settles Suit Against Michigan Youth Facility Where Staff Killed Teen

The family of a 16-year-old Michigan boy who died at the hands of staff members at a youth facility has settled in a wrongful death suit.

Group Homes Have a Legacy of Causing Harm to Foster Youth

1/3/2022

Group Homes Have a Legacy of Causing Harm to Foster Youth

Many foster youth have had more bad experiences than good when it comes to group homes, writes Shawna Bullen-Fairbanks.

1/3/2022

Les Gara: From Foster Care to a Run for Governor

On this week’s episode we discuss some leadership departures and additions in top jobs; the ongoing “workforce spiral” in child welfare; how systems pull money from the social safety net to offset foster care costs; and the Adoption Files Initiative.

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