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Federal Judge Gives Final OK to Arizona’s Foster Care Improvement Plan
A federal judge on Wednesday gave final approval to a settlement with Arizona that puts an end to a six-year legal battle over the foster care system, but not before hearing from skeptics about whether the state will be able to keep its promises to some of society’s most vulnerable youngsters.
Texas Freeze Shows Danger of Small Networks for Former Foster Youth
For many Texans, their family, friends and neighbors came through during this month’s winter storms and the catastrophes that followed. These were support systems that literally saved lives and provided comfort and light in dark moments.
California Goes After License of Dr. Patrick Clyne, Pediatrician Long Suspected of Child Abuse
The state of California has taken its first formal action to end the medical career of Santa Clara County’s former chief pediatrician for children in foster care, 20 years after allegations surfaced that he had sexually abused boys living in his home and patients as young as 6 years old.
Clearinghouse Abruptly Downgrades Family Centered Treatment
In December 2019, supporters of the Family Centered Treatment (FCT) model received the news so many child welfare programs are hoping for these days: it was approved for federal funding under the Family First Prevention Services Act.
JooYeun Chang Joins Biden Child Welfare Team
Former Michigan child welfare director JooYeun Chang has joined the Biden administration as the principal deputy assistant secretary at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).
What Child Welfare Can Learn from ‘Rewiring’
Fifteen months ago, we set out to test a proposition: That with a modest injection of flexible prevention money, and thoughtful approaches to rethinking some decision-making, we could turn a child welfare system into a family well-being system.
Child Welfare Workers Scramble to Protect Foster Youth through Deadly Texas Winter Storm
States Jump on New Chance to Target Most-Vulnerable Youth for Job Training
As the pandemic continues to hobble a devastated economy, two Western states are working to make sure that federal funds available for helping young people get jobs reach those who have grown up in the foster care and juvenile justice systems.