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The nine commercial insurers in Medi-Cal must reapply by submitting bids for new contracts. The state hopes the process will improve care for low-income residents and tighten accountability, something critics say has been missing.... Read more
Published on: 09-21-21
By Bernard J. Wolfson
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. By Kate Gonzales This post These Single Moms Are Forced to Choose: Reveal Their Sexual Histories or Forfeit... Read more
Published on: 09-20-21
Source: The Imprint
By Kate Gonzales
Introduction Learning how to succeed in the world of work during the transition to adulthood is a universal need, and young people aging out of foster care are no exception. But research consistently finds that compared with other young people those aging out of foster care have less stable employment,... Read more
Published on: 09-20-21
By Jiffy Lansing, Hannah Daly, Mike Pergamit
Back-to-school this year comes amid a pandemic, wildfires and questions about how being in-person will work on top of other stressors normally faced by students. As school-children make their way … Click to Continue »... Read more
Published on: 09-20-21
Monterey and San Benito counties’ Lead Me Home Continuum of Care program has been awarded $5,283,160 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to end youth homelessness.... Read more
Published on: 09-18-21
By Tess Kenny
The funding is part of a $350-million initiative nationwide to provide services for children and pregnant and postpartum parents.... Read more
Published on: 09-17-21
Source: California
By Marissa Evans
On Friday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted a Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) Informational Bulletin to notify state Medicaid agencies of an additional demonstration to encourage and analyze interagency data sharing to help eligible students access free and reduced-price school meals. The new demonstration,... Read more
Published on: 09-17-21
By Margaux Johnson-Green
by Eli Hager, photography by Adria Malcolm, special to ProPublica ] ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for Dispatches, a newsletter that spotlights wrongdoing around the country, to receive our stories in your inbox every week. Amberly Sanchez had a job as an accountant... Read more
Published on: 09-17-21
By by Eli Hager, photography by Adria Malcolm, special to ProPublica
On Thursday, the California Board of State and Community Corrections found L.A. County’s Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall and Central Juvenile Hall out of compliance with state regulations. Photo by Jeremy LoudenbackNine months after the state sued Los Angeles County over conditions for incarcerated youth, a California regulatory agency has... Read more
Published on: 09-17-21
Source: The Imprint
By Jeremy Loudenback
Five Bay Area counties have come together to launch a new public awareness campaign: #DeliverBirthJustice.... Read more
Published on: 09-16-21
Source: CalMatters
By Guest Commentary
Group homes for foster kids have to go before more youths are harmed.... Read more
Published on: 09-16-21
By Sixto Cancel
by Megan O’Matz ] ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for Dispatches, a newsletter that spotlights wrongdoing around the country, to receive our stories in your inbox every week. Jennifer Moston was about seven months pregnant when, she said, her husband grabbed her by... Read more
Published on: 09-16-21
By by Megan O’Matz
Lexie Grüber-Pérez, a former foster youth and advocate for her peers, is an advisor to the Biden administration's child welfare leadership team. By Michael Fitzgerald This post Foster Youth Advocate Joins Biden Administration’s Child Welfare Agency Leadership appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 09-16-21
Source: The Imprint
By Michael Fitzgerald
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to expand therapeutic approaches to juvenile detention Wednesday, which includes mentorship, restorative justice programs and more time outdoors. By Jeremy Loudenback This post Los Angeles County Supervisors Approve Therapeutic Approaches to Youth Detention appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 09-16-21
Source: The Imprint
By Jeremy Loudenback
With the threat of a recall behind him, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has significant child welfare and juvenile justice bills he'll need to decide on by Oct. 10. By Jeremy Loudenback This post Legislative Roundup — California Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Bills Head to the Governor appeared first on... Read more
Published on: 09-15-21
Source: The Imprint
By Jeremy Loudenback
Historically, the child care subsidy system has been underfunded, serving only one in six children eligible under federal law.... Read more
Published on: 09-15-21
Source: Urban Wire
By Gina Adams, Eleanor Pratt
Pandemic assistance has been made available to California's current and former foster youth, but fraud and lack of access can prevent them from ever benefitting from the financial help. By Kate Gonzales This post Identity Thieves Targeting Foster Youths’ COVID Relief appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 09-14-21
Source: The Imprint
By Kate Gonzales
Saying efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect are "tragically underfunded," two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that could pump hundreds of millions of dollars into addressing the problem. By Kate Gonzales This post Child Abuse Prevention: Senators Seek More CAPTA Money for Community-Based Family Services appeared first on... Read more
Published on: 09-14-21
Source: The Imprint
By Kate Gonzales
Image: KTLA.com As many of my regular readers know, I have been fearful that the current climate emphasizing family preservation and racial and ethnic disparities in the child welfare involvement m…... Read more
Published on: 09-14-21
Stimulus payments moved 11.7 million people from poverty in 2020, according to new Census Bureau data.... Read more
Published on: 09-14-21
Source: News : NPR
By Laurel Wamsley
A look at where things stand with the Family First Act with just a few weeks until it takes effect in every state By John Kelly This post Family First Act: Where Things Stand as It Takes Effect appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 09-14-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
Robert Greenstein, founder of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said the numbers show government programs can work effectively to combat poverty.... Read more
Published on: 09-14-21
Source: Newsweek
Taking into account government benefits, a smaller share of the population was living in poverty in 2020 even as the pandemic eliminated millions of jobs.... Read more
Published on: 09-14-21
By Ben Casselman and Jeanna Smialek
The clearinghouse that approves services under the Family First Prevention Services Act has agreed to reconsider a training program it downgraded last winter.  Family Centered Treatment, or FCT, which is used to train biological parents and other caregivers on the effects of trauma on children, had received transitional approval in... Read more
Published on: 09-13-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
Vivek Sankaran writes about the necessary steps beyond simply providing housing for families in crisis or need By John Kelly This post It’s About More Than Four Walls and A Roof appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 09-13-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
Colonization forcibly severed Indigenous peoples from their lands, traditions and language in California, creating patterns of intergenerational trauma and abuse. One tribe is now working to heal perpetrators of domestic violence with a restorative approach that connects them to culture.... Read more
Published on: 09-11-21
Source: KQED News
By David Marks
As a deadline approaches that ends pandemic relief for Foster youth, writer "Z" worries those in the child welfare system will slip through the cracks. By Kate Gonzales This post As Deadline for Federal Pandemic Relief Looms, Fosters Are Being Failed Yet Again appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 09-10-21
Source: The Imprint
By Kate Gonzales
Black youth in California were at “substantially” higher risks of being injured during documented encounters with police, according to a University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health analysis of 13 years’ worth of hospital records for almost 16,000 patients aged 19 and younger. Starting roughly in 2013, the... Read more
Published on: 09-09-21
By Katti Gray
Next week, 36 million American households will receive their third monthly payment of the recently expanded Child Tax Credit.... Read more
Published on: 09-09-21
Source: Newsweek