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The logo for the California “Vaccinate All 58” campaignHundreds of current and former foster youth are being recruited to jump in on the California effort to vaccinate the state’s most disadvantaged residents against COVID-19. By John Kelly This post Transition-Age Foster Youth to Aid Vaccination Effort in California appeared first... Read more
Published on: 03-02-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
Foster parents in Massachusetts are pushing to form a union, a move that would make the Bay State the first in the nation in which foster parents would have collective bargaining rights. By John Kelly This post In a First for U.S., Massachusetts Foster Parents Push for Union appeared first... Read more
Published on: 03-02-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
Sen. Dave Cortese announcing the Santa Clara County foster youth UBI program. Photo courtesy of the office of Dave CorteseFormer foster youth in California would receive $1,000 a month for their basic needs, under a new piece of legislation now being considered by state lawmakers grappling with widespread economic devastation... Read more
Published on: 03-02-21
Source: The Imprint
By Sara Tiano
The wealthy state is failing many of its workers, a report commissioned by Gov. Gavin Newsom says, highlighting how California continues to grapple with a starkly unequal economy. It calls for "moonshot goals," including guaranteed jobs for all Californians who want them.... Read more
Published on: 03-02-21
Source: California
By Margot Roosevelt
New California law requires state-regulated commercial health plans to use nationally recognized clinical standards established by nonprofit associations of clinical specialists to determine which mental health and addiction treatments they’ll cover.... Read more
Published on: 03-01-21
Aysha Schomburg, Biden’s pick to lead the U.S. Children’s Bureau. Photo courtesy of the bureauWhile nominees for the top Senate-confirmed jobs in child welfare have yet to be unveiled, the Biden administration continues to fill in key appointees on the issue at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).... Read more
Published on: 03-01-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
Youth Participatory Evaluation (YPE) is the involvement of young people in monitoring and evaluation practices and processes, including planning, data collection, analysis and use of findings. It can be completely youth-led or intergenerational. YPE moves youth from being objects of study or sources of data to becoming evaluators with meaningful roles,... Read more
Published on: 03-01-21
Source: Youth Today
By Nickolas Bagley
When conservatives invoke their right to religious liberty, progressives raise a common objection: third-party harm.... Read more
Published on: 03-01-21
Source: Newsweek
In the nineteen-seventies, social workers in several states placed queer teen-agers with queer foster parents, in discrete acts of quiet radicalism.... Read more
Published on: 02-28-21
By Michael Waters
Supporters of the boarding school for foster youth launch petition and appeal to governor to delay closure, while others look to put the savings to broader use... Read more
Published on: 02-28-21
Source: News
By Morgan Cook
People carry food donated by volunteers from the Baltimore Hunger Project outside of Padonia International Elementary School on December 4, 2020, in Cockeysville, Maryland. | Olivier Douliery/Getty ImagesChild welfare programs are broadly popular, but a new Vox/Data for Progress poll indicates America might not be able to shake longstanding worries to implement them. One in... Read more
Published on: 02-26-21
Source: Vox - All
By Jerusalem Demsas
Experts believe living with families is better for foster childen, a view reflected in a 2015 state law... Read more
Published on: 02-26-21
/PRNewswire/ -- A report released today by the national organization Friends of the Children showed that the organization's Two-Generation (2Gen)...... Read more
Published on: 02-26-21
By Friends of the Children
[Note: This post is from the policy forum 7 Proposals to Make America More Family-Friendly.] Regularly lost in the debate over family policy are those children separated from their families or without a permanent home—namely, the hundreds of thousands of American children in the nation’s child welfare system. Last year, the... Read more
Published on: 02-26-21
By Sarah Font
Introduction The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) provides substantial support for working families with low and moderate incomes, including those who may participate in traditional safety net programs, such as TANF. Based on incomes in 2019, the Tax Policy Center estimates that more than 27 million households qualified for almost... Read more
Published on: 02-26-21
By Elaine Maag, William J. Congdon, Eunice Yau
Lawmakers are weighing a proposal to give families with kids a monthly, cash benefit to help ease the lifelong pull of poverty. Experts say it could cut U.S. child poverty nearly in half.... Read more
Published on: 02-26-21
Source: Education : NPR
By Cory Turner
The California Supreme Court rejected an appeal to overturn a 2018 law that shields 14- and 15-year-old youth from adult court prosecution. Photo courtesy Chief Probation Officers of CaliforniaThe California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a landmark state law that prevents 14- and 15-year-olds from being sent to the adult... Read more
Published on: 02-26-21
Source: The Imprint
By Jeremy Loudenback
A new survey shows the depth of food and financial insecurity California parents are facing during the coronavirus pandemic. Illustration by Christine OngjocoNearly a year into the coronavirus pandemic, it’s no secret that parents are struggling — but startling new data reveals that many who turn to government programs for... Read more
Published on: 02-26-21
Source: The Imprint
By Sara Tiano
Margie Roman with her granddaughter Jessica. Photo courtesy Jessica RomanLike many families served by the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services, Margie Roman — a longtime employee of the child welfare agency — stepped up to raise her three granddaughters when the girls needed a stable home. By... Read more
Published on: 02-25-21
Source: The Imprint
By Jeremy Loudenback
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Published on: 02-25-21
By Laura S. Abrams and Elizabeth S. Barnert
On Feb. 22, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget approved legislation that is the product of the work of nine committees to bring the Administration’s American Rescue Plan—the $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package—closer to reality by March 14 when unemployment benefits expire for millions of Americans. The... Read more
Published on: 02-24-21
By Elizabeth Prewitt, ACEs Connection Staff
Black caregivers involved in the child welfare system get the least amount of depression treatment. Dr. Michael A. Lindsey was a co-author of the study.... Read more
Published on: 02-24-21
By Executive Director
The actual number of children who've lost parents to the virus is still unknown.... Read more
Published on: 02-24-21
By ABC News
The Biden administration has begun to fill in some of the key leadership posts that do not require Senate confirmation at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), the large division of the Department of Health and Human Services that oversees child welfare and many federal assistance programs for low-income... Read more
Published on: 02-24-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
The Kings County Family Court Building in Brooklyn. Photo: Hiram DuranSince last March, judges and lawyers in youth and family courts across New York State have been scrambling, like judicial officers around the country, to keep their cases moving along on virtual platforms. By John Kelly This post The Virtues... Read more
Published on: 02-24-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
Ever heard of a state or county “independent living coordinator?” I have and I’m fascinated by the near-mythical role they play as they guide youth through the trials of adolescence while facing the foster care labyrinth on their journey to adulthood. These child welfare professionals fill many roles in a teen’s... Read more
Published on: 02-24-21
Source: Youth Today
By Nickolas Bagley
Child poverty requires a permanent fix.... Read more
Published on: 02-24-21
By The Editorial Board
The much-anticipated relief fund to help current and former foster youth amid the COVID-19 pandemic has gone out to state agencies, which will receive a proportionate share of the $400 million approved by Congress as part of the deal signed by former President Donald Trump in December. By John Kelly... Read more
Published on: 02-23-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly