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5/24/2024

Senators Press Biden Administration Over Lack of Progress on Foster Care Prevention Law 

At a recent hearing on Capitol Hill, Senators on the Senate Finance Committee inquired about progress in implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act

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5/10/2024

Rule Finalized on Funds for Parent, Foster Youth Counsel

The Biden administration has finalized a federal rule on funds for legal counsel to support parents and youth in foster care

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5/6/2024

Designated Placements In, Conversation Therapy Out: Biden’s Rule for LGBTQ+ Foster Youth

A basic explanation of what's in the Biden administration's new rule on designated placements for LGBTQ youth in foster care.

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5/3/2024

Family Poverty is Not Child Neglect Act is Reintroduced

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore has re-introduced the Family Poverty is Not Child Neglect Act, a bill she first offered up in 2018 to revise the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, or CAPTA. 

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Advocates and Officials Press Case for Overhauling Key Adoption and Child Welfare Law

5/3/2024

Head of Children’s Bureau Departing Biden Administration (Updated)

Aysha Schomburg, one of President Joe Biden's top child welfare officials issued a goodbye message this month, indicating she will depart the administration

Youth Services Insider

5/1/2024

For Kansas Foster Youth, a Fourth Path to Permanency

Older youth in Kansas foster care will have a new path to permanency available to them after passage of a bill codifying the SOUL Family concept

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    Louisiana fails to ban corporal punishment in schools

    4/10/2024

    Louisiana the Latest State to Be Sued over Foster Care Issues

    A class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of nine Louisiana foster youth against Gov. Jeff Landry and his child welfare director David Matlock, accused the state of inadequate staffing, placement instability and insufficient medical care for kids. 

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    Family First Clearinghouse

    4/10/2024

    Family First Clearinghouse Makes an Interesting Addition

    The Family First clearinghouse added one interesting service to the approved list while rejecting nine others and adding 16 more for review

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    Kinship care has become more common in Minnesota, while child maltreatment rates seem to have stayed the same.

    4/4/2024

    Michigan, Salt River Pima Tribe Approved for Federal Kinship Support

    The first tribal and state governments have been approved by the Biden administration for an alternative path to licensing kinship caregivers