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11/9/2020

A Pandemic Plan To Keep Foster Youth Plugged In

On this week’s podcast we cover state and local ballot measures with big consequences for children and families, the Fulton v. City of Philadelphia Supreme Court case, and an interesting new program in Ohio aimed at preventing parents from relinquishing custody of their kids. 

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10/14/2020

A Novel Approach on Extended Foster Care Options

Schoolteacher Melinda Martin digs into a hefty book in her San Anselmo home. Photo courtesy of the Martin family
Melinda and Ray Martin of San Anselmo, California, had been talking for a while about what more they could do to help youth who’ve had it rough coming up – well before the global pandemic battered the economy.

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6/10/2020

Technology Can Move Child Welfare Forward, Even Amid Budget Cuts

State budgets, heavily impacted by COVID-19 and the resulting economic fallout, are going to be tight this year. Instead of cutting important child welfare services, agencies should determine if there are ways to become more efficient in how they operate.

1/17/2019

Using Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence in Child Welfare

This article is part of a series on the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS), which states can build with federal funding help to replace an antiquated data and management process.

1/16/2019

Identifying the Wishes and Fixes of Your CCWIS

This article is part of a series on the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS), which states can build with federal funding help to replace an antiquated data and management process.

1/15/2019

Building CCWIS is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

This is part of a series on the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS), which states can build with federal funding help to replace an antiquated data and management process. There are three main expectations for states in building a new Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS): Improve quality data collection.

    1/14/2019

    Joining the Child Welfare Case Management Revolution

    This is a four part series on the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS), which states can build with federal funding help to replace an antiquated data and management process. This series is written by Dr.

    11/12/2018

    California Foster Youth Builds Award-Winning App to Help Fellow Fosters Get to College

    A Bay Area foster youth is racking up attention — and prize money — for an app he developed to help connect foster youth to services that will help them get into college.

    8/20/2018

    New York City is Building Apps to Certify Foster Parents and Help Youth in Crisis

    New York City is hoping that development of better application technology can help the child welfare system quickly certify foster parents, allow those parents to communicate with each other, and provide round-the-clock assistance to foster youths.