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In child welfare we are prone to distraction. Through the decades we’ve become excited by multiple trends and legislation addressing safety, family preservation and permanency, assuming they would resolve the complexities of our work with families. By John Kelly This post Building A Respectful Approach to Child Safety appeared first... Read more
Published on: 01-18-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
Holiday honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marks new changes amid COVID-19, Black Lives Matter movement... Read more
Published on: 01-17-21
Source: News
By Jeff McDonald, Lyndsay Winkley
There are more than 5 million Native American people who live in the United States across all 50 states — and Washington D.C.... Read more
Published on: 01-16-21
Source: Newsweek
More than two years after the California Department of Justice launched an investigation into deficient and inhumane conditions in Los Angeles County’s juvenile detention facilities, the county and its school district settled on plans to clean up the problems over the next four years. By John Kelly This post State,... Read more
Published on: 01-15-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
The homes are being set aside for homeless and at-risk youth in Oakland and Berkeley. Take a look inside.... Read more
Published on: 01-15-21
Researchers at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) released a commentary in December documenting the chilling effects of the public charge rule on immigrant families’ use of benefits. Sadly, the American Community Survey (ACS) data confirm concerns raised by experts and advocates that the new public charge rule would deter large... Read more
Published on: 01-15-21
By Kelly Whitener
As I started to clean up the kitchen after Christmas dinner with my family, a text message appeared on my phone. The message simply read, “Merry Christmas,” with a picture attached. By John Kelly This post The Value of Leaving the Door Open for Families appeared first on The Imprint.... Read more
Published on: 01-15-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
As we approach one year of living with the coronavirus pandemic, we want to hear from foster and kinship families about how the global health crisis has transformed their lives. Our editorial team has designed a short, anonymous survey for caregivers of youth currently in foster care. By Kim Phagan-Hansel... Read more
Published on: 01-15-21
Source: The Imprint
By Kim Phagan-Hansel
As America headed into the coronavirus pandemic, the number of children who were confirmed to have been abused or neglected fell to its lowest point in a long time, perhaps more than two decades, according to the annual report released today by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).  By... Read more
Published on: 01-15-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
California will spend more than $8 million to find safer homes for children returning from troubled out-of-state residential programs, in response to a Chronicle and Imprint investigation into rampant reports of abuse at the facilities. By Sara Tiano This post California Budgets $8 Million to Bring Youth Home from Troubled... Read more
Published on: 01-14-21
Source: The Imprint
By Sara Tiano
Illustration by Christine OngjocoTen months into a deadly pandemic that continues to wreak havoc on society and the economy, a federal relief package bundled extra child welfare money to states with a new rule: You can’t let foster youth age out into adulthood during the ongoing coronavirus emergency.  By Megan... Read more
Published on: 01-14-21
Source: The Imprint
By Megan Conn
The traditional flurry of last-minute child welfare policy work from the Administration for Children and Families continued yesterday, with two memoranda on civil legal advocacy, and the lessons of and opportunities created by the coronavirus pandemic.  By John Kelly This post On Way Out, Administration Stresses Civil Legal Advocacy and... Read more
Published on: 01-14-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
L.A. County agrees to improve juvenile hall conditions after state finds insufficient safety and services and, in some cases, mistreatment of youths.... Read more
Published on: 01-13-21
Source: California
By Matt Stiles
Easy-to-Use Guide to the Basics of California Adoption Law Adoption is much more than a legal process —it is a life-changing experience that helps hopeful parents build their families and children find forever families. However, it is also a complex legal process fraught with frustrating procedures and regulations. Adoption is... Read more
Published on: 01-13-21
By Colleen Sparks
Nearly 11 million children are living in poverty in America. Here is how the crisis reached this point—and what steps must be taken to solve it.... Read more
Published on: 01-13-21
Santa Clara County's first Infant Conference will explore needs of those without a voice.... Read more
Published on: 01-13-21
By Leonard Edwards, Jolene Smith, Dr. Fernando Mendoza
The future of our economy depends on quality early childhood centers being open, and that can only happen if we deeply invest in retaining and recruiting qualified educators.... Read more
Published on: 01-13-21
Source: Newsweek
Educational stability is a critical factor in youth involvement in the justice system – particularly among youth of color. In California specifically, school responses to student behavior can serve as nonjudicial drivers of higher rates of incarceration among youth of color. This memo examines county-level arrests and measures of educational... Read more
Published on: 01-13-21
By Susan Nembhard, Colette Marcellin, Azhar Gulaid
Under the new Health Department rule, taxpayer-funded adoption agencies can refuse to acknowledge same-sex marriages and turn away qualified LGBTQ parents.... Read more
Published on: 01-12-21
By Dan Avery
Students of color have faced a myriad of challenges in 2020 due to the impacts of COVID-19, racial injustice, and the personal fear that either themselves or a loved one may be targeted because of their race. Improving school climate is a necessary component in any effort to improve racial... Read more
Published on: 01-12-21
By Travis Reginal
CLASP's mental health work advances systems and policy change with an explicit focus on how a person's race and ethnicity affects how they interact with the health system. Without a direct understanding of how mental health and wellbeing are seen by those who are living in poverty, we cannot create... Read more
Published on: 01-12-21
A new pilot program identifies families at risk and pairs them with peer mentors and benefits navigators, getting the state more involved in addressing the root causes of child abuse.... Read more
Published on: 01-12-21
By Estelle Slootmaker
While some child welfare systems have pivoted to a remote reality, advocates say it hasn’t been uniform or quick enough for the country’s 400,000 foster kids.... Read more
Published on: 01-12-21
California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2021-22 budget blueprint would direct billions in state covid assistance to schools, businesses and the state’s vaccination effort. But he didn’t propose more funding for the state's 61 local health agencies, which have taken on increased responsibility for testing, contact tracing and enforcement of health orders.... Read more
Published on: 01-12-21
By Angela Hart
"The science and data show that serious cases among kids are rare. Everyone recognizes that in-person learning is far superior to online learning, and it’s long overdue."... Read more
Published on: 01-11-21
By Teri Sforza, John Woolfolk, Linh Tat, Dan Albano
The budget plan unveiled today by Gov. Gavin Newsom underscores his desire to open campuses for K-12 students through $2 billion in grants and other measures.... Read more
Published on: 01-09-21
Source: California
By Howard Blume, Teresa Watanabe, Nina Agrawal