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Foster care and homelessness have played a huge part in my mental health struggles and how I choose to manage them, writes Nelly Braxton. By Tracey Onyenacho This post Building Strong Support Networks for Better Mental Health appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 01-25-22
Source: The Imprint
By Tracey Onyenacho
A preeminent book on trauma, The Body Keeps the Score, rocketed to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times nonfiction paperback bestseller list in February 2021, at the start of the second year of the pandemic. By the time van der Kolk began working with Vietnam veterans in... Read more
Published on: 01-25-22
Source: Vox - All
By Lexi Pandell
That’s a sign that the cash gifts directly changed brain development, according to Kimberly Noble, a professor of neuroscience and education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and a co-author of the new study. The experiment hopes to explore the neurological effects of large-scale cash transfers on the development of young... Read more
Published on: 01-24-22
Source: Vox - All
By Dylan Matthews
Trauma and mental illness seem to go hand in hand with foster care, writes Michael Fulcher. By Tracey Onyenacho This post Mental Health Needs to be Treated as a Priority in Foster Care appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 01-24-22
Source: The Imprint
By Tracey Onyenacho
Her twin sister, who also survived the shooting, tried group counseling, but the other children in the group were dealing with different problems (a parent making them practice piano when they didn’t want to, for example), which made sharing her own experiences feel absurd. Another survivor, William Tipper Thomas, who... Read more
Published on: 01-24-22
Source: Vox - All
By Marin Cogan
In child welfare, there are opportunities to work smarter through technology — if we're willing to give up our workarounds, writes Molly Tierney. By Kate Gonzales This post On Child Welfare Tech, Change is Scary But Necessary appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 01-24-22
Source: The Imprint
By Kate Gonzales
Anthony, Noah, Gabriel and beyond: How to fix L.A. County DCFS... Read more
Published on: 01-21-22
Source: California
By Garrett Therolf, Matt Hamilton
The New York state child welfare agency has approved regulations authorizing families in times of crisis to place their children with “host family homes.” By Michael Fitzgerald This post New York Allows Overnight Respite Care For Children, Despite “Shadow Foster Care” Concerns appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 01-14-22
Source: The Imprint
By Michael Fitzgerald
Bobby Cagle recently stepped down as leader of Los Angeles County’s child welfare system, citing the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic. By Jeremy Loudenback This post Los Angeles Leader Exits a Child Welfare System Reeling from the Pandemic appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 01-13-22
Source: The Imprint
By Jeremy Loudenback
Investing in services that promote optimal child development, maternal health and family stability is crucial to California’s future.... Read more
Published on: 01-13-22
Source: CalMatters
Children Now's annual survey provides a comprehensive look at how youth have fared after nearly two years of the pandemic.... Read more
Published on: 01-13-22
Source: EdSource
By Carolyn Jones
Children Now's annual survey provides a comprehensive look at how youth have fared after nearly two years of the pandemic.... Read more
Published on: 01-13-22
Source: EdSource
By Carolyn Jones
Episode 3 of Inside Story examines the conflict between legality and morality when states take money intended for foster children.... Read more
Published on: 01-13-22
Illinois officials are seeking answers after the killing last week of a state child welfare worker during a home visit — the second such tragedy to occur in less than five years. Deidre Silas, an investigator with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, was stabbed to death last... Read more
Published on: 01-13-22
Source: Youth Today
By Nickolas Bagley
When I was in foster care, managing my mental health was more difficult than one can anticipate due to lack of options, writes Nader Irsan. By Tracey Onyenacho This post As a Foster Youth, Sometimes Mental Health is an Independent Journey appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 01-13-22
Source: The Imprint
By Tracey Onyenacho
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. By John Kelly This post Kids in Foster Care Belong in Families, Not Modern Day Orphanages appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 01-12-22
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, more transgender people have been killed than ever before, writes Jesus Iñiguez.    By Tracey Onyenacho This post The Child Welfare System Fails to Provide Affirming Care and Protection to Transgender Youth appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 01-12-22
Source: The Imprint
By Tracey Onyenacho
The motion by the Board of Supervisors comes in response to the abuse of a 4-year-old boy in foster care.... Read more
Published on: 01-12-22
Source: California
By Jaclyn Cosgrove
The House-passed Build Back Better bill would make significant investments in programs supporting children.... Read more
Published on: 01-12-22
Source: Urban Wire
By Cary Lou, Julia B. Isaacs
A new study of young people who have been in foster care and are enrolled at community colleges in Illinois paints a dismal picture of their educational success. By Kate Gonzales This post Chapin Hall Study Finds Lack of Support for Foster Youth in Community College appeared first on The... Read more
Published on: 01-12-22
Source: The Imprint
By Kate Gonzales
The Biden administration made another addition to its youth and family services leadership team in December: Kimberly Waller is the associate commissioner of the Family and Youth Services Bureau, a division of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). By John Kelly This post Biden Administration Names New Associate Commissioner... Read more
Published on: 01-11-22
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
Unpredictable benefit cliffs resulting from interactions between earnings, benefits, and taxes create challenges for parents trying to support their families.... Read more
Published on: 01-11-22
Source: Urban Wire
By Amelia Coffey, Hannah Daly
This school year was supposed to bring a return to normalcy. But the stress of transitioning back to in-person learning and the ever-changing pandemic has caused a surge in mental health needs.... Read more
Published on: 01-11-22
Source: MindShift
By Ki Sung
This school year was supposed to bring a return to normalcy. But the stress of transitioning back to in-person learning and the ever-changing pandemic has caused a surge in mental health needs.... Read more
Published on: 01-11-22
Source: MindShift
By Ki Sung
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed a multibillion-dollar budget, which includes safety-net investments and a foster youth tax credit. By Jeremy Loudenback This post California Governor Proposes Robust Safety Net Investments, New Foster Youth Tax Credit appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 01-11-22
Source: The Imprint
By Jeremy Loudenback
Governor Gavin Newsom's $286 billion spending plan would invest in testing and vaccines, expand health care access to undocumented immigrants and provide law enforcement with money to fight organized retail theft.... Read more
Published on: 01-10-22
Source: KQED News
By Marisa Lagos
Kudos to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for siding with parents' Fourth Amendment rights in child welfare cases, writes Vivek Sankaran. By Kate Gonzales This post A Court Reminds Us of the Obvious: Probable Cause Counts in Child Welfare Cases, Too appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 01-10-22
Source: The Imprint
By Kate Gonzales
Because children who grow up living in poverty are less likely to succeed economically as adults, cycles of poverty and housing instability can span generations. Two-generation programs can disrupt those cycles.... Read more
Published on: 01-07-22
Source: Urban Wire
By Anna Morgan, Elizabeth Champion, Eona Harrison
A program in Northern California offers foster youth ages 12 through 18 with milder mental health symptoms free weekly teletherapy sessions. By Sara Tiano This post California Program Brings Free Teletherapy to Foster Youth with Milder Mental Health Symptoms appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 01-06-22
Source: The Imprint
By Sara Tiano