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As students across the country struggle to keep up with their schoolwork while sheltering from the coronavirus, tens of thousands of foster youth will now have access to one-on-one support from a free tutoring program being rolled out nationwide.  By Megan Conn This post Foster Youth Nationwide Gain Priority for... Read more
Published on: 11-25-20
Source: The Imprint
By Megan Conn
After years of incremental reform, Los Angeles County is moving to dismantle the largest youth justice system in the country in favor of a "care-first" model to better serve young people in custody.... Read more
Published on: 11-25-20
Source: California
By Jaclyn Cosgrove
There are an estimated 400,000 foster children living in the United States, 56% of whom are Black, Latino or part of another minority group.... Read more
Published on: 11-24-20
By ABC News
Share this article:Los Angeles County’s efforts to support sexually exploited youth with services rather than leaving them to face criminal charges has changed the lives of hundreds of young people, according to a report released Monday. “Over the last few years, more than 500 sexually exploited children have been recovered... Read more
Published on: 11-24-20
Over the fall months, leadership at the Children’s Bureau held 12 roundtable discussions with current and former foster youth around the country, aiming to hear directly from the source about how the coronavirus pandemic was impacting their lives. By John Kelly This post Federal Roundtables with Foster Youth Find Them... Read more
Published on: 11-24-20
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
The #SayHerName movement that was launched in 2014 by the African American Policy Forum and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies has gained immense momentum amid a number of nationally recognized murders of Black women at the hands of police. A goal of the campaign is to bring... Read more
Published on: 11-23-20
Source: Youth Today
By gwritersinclair
I have been thinking a lot lately about James Baldwin’s wise assertion that “People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.”  History is deeply embedded in the child welfare system. By John Kelly This post Child Welfare Must Face History To Get Past It appeared first on... Read more
Published on: 11-22-20
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
According to a recent study, more than a third of kids in New York City's foster care system identify as LGBTQ. Most of those children end up in group homes and treatment centers, rather than finding permanent homes with families. Ivette Feliciano speaks with Mary Keane of You Gotta Believe,... Read more
Published on: 11-21-20
Source: PBS NewsHour
By PBS NewsHour
What happens when a parent’s mistake leads to a child's serious injuries? And what if doctors and social workers workers begin to suspect the worst?... Read more
Published on: 11-21-20
By Mike Hixenbaugh
Federal judges handing down sentences to parents and caregivers would have the power to consider whether it would be better for the whole family if the defendant were to stay out of prison or probation and instead be ordered to receive a comprehensive range of services, under legislation introduced this... Read more
Published on: 11-20-20
Source: The Imprint
By Kim Phagan-Hansel
More than anything, I want to create a world where youth in foster care don’t have to fear being alone and not having a place to live. That is why I’m attending Cal State Los Angeles, studying to become a social worker. By John Kelly This post Flourishing Before, Floundering... Read more
Published on: 11-20-20
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
A new podcast by NBC News investigative reporter Mike Hixenbaugh and Wondery, “Do No Harm,” takes a hard look at the child welfare system. Hixenbaugh joined LX News to discuss his investigation into a medical and legal system so intent on protecting children from abuse that it can sometimes harm... Read more
Published on: 11-19-20
Building on a decade of successful advocacy through the Protected Innocence Challenge, Shared Hope International’s Report Cards on Child & Youth Sex Trafficking will advance the standards for grading states on delivering legal solutions that address this vulnerable population. Washington, DC, Nov. 18, 2020 – Since 1998, Shared Hope has... Read more
Published on: 11-19-20
By Mark Porter
Two years ago, Accenture presented a vision for using virtual reality (VR) in child welfare. That came to life as the Accenture Virtual Experiences Solution.... Read more
Published on: 11-19-20
Reform activists claim key victory as supervisors request further study and community meetings to shape new vision for rehab and treatment facility.... Read more
Published on: 11-18-20
By Robert Salonga
Team Biden has already started to fill in White House leadership amidst what promises to be the most awkward transition in modern history. It won’t be long until it’s time to start filling in nominees across the executive branch, including some of the key positions on child welfare and juvenile... Read more
Published on: 11-18-20
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
While the targets unquestionably suffer the most, denying people equal opportunities diminishes the finances of millions of Americans.... Read more
Published on: 11-18-20
By Lisa D. Cook
The Child Mind Institute takes a look at the current mental health of the nation's children as they grow and learn in an increasingly isolated pandemic society. The post 2020 Children’s Mental Health Report: Telehealth in an Increasingly Virtual World appeared first on Youth Today.... Read more
Published on: 11-18-20
Source: Youth Today
By Nickolas Bagley
More than a quarter-million K-12 students in California’s public schools were struggling with homelessness before the coronavirus pandemic hit, and researchers say that number is likely climbing much higher under the burden of the ongoing economic crisis. By Sara Tiano This post Homelessness Among California K-12 Students at Crisis Point,... Read more
Published on: 11-18-20
Source: The Imprint
By Sara Tiano
District attorneys and federal prosecutors held a joint news conference to discuss alarming spikes in domestic violence across California.... Read more
Published on: 11-18-20
By Nate Gartrell
Ventura joins 20 other counties and cities in California that have made similar declarations, including Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.... Read more
Published on: 11-17-20
Source: California
By Hayley Smith
Other than their parents and caregivers, children spend more time with their teachers and school staff than with almost any other adults.So when ...... Read more
Published on: 11-17-20
The Governor and the Legislature should assertively respond to the growing mental health crisis among California’s children with a comprehensive effort to make schools “centers of wellness,” the Commission has concluded. In a public meeting on October 22, the Commission unanimously adopted a set of guiding principles and specific recommendations... Read more
Published on: 11-17-20
Unlike most states, California does not have a data system to track students’ pathways from K–12 schools to college and into the workplace.... Read more
Published on: 11-17-20
This dedicated edition of CBX focuses on Thriving Families, Safer Children: A National Commitment to Well-Being. It is intended to build awareness of this unprecedented effort to transform child welfare in the United States and make clear that there is an invitation and space for every interested jurisdiction, entity, and... Read more
Published on: 11-17-20
The election of former Vice President Joe Biden provides an opportunity to end the war against poor families waged by the Trump administration. President Trump sought to deny millions of Americans – including children – health care, food stamps and cash assistance. By John Kelly This post Biden Should Keep... Read more
Published on: 11-17-20
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
Credit: Christine OngjocoNew York City’s Human Rights Commission has launched an investigation into whether hospitals are targeting Black and Latino pregnant mothers and newborns for drug testing, an inquiry that will assess whether they are being subject to racial bias and discrimination. By Michael Fitzgerald This post New York City... Read more
Published on: 11-17-20
Source: The Imprint
By Michael Fitzgerald