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| by Susie Steimle | KPIX 5
A researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, would like California to pass a law making it illegal to discharge anyone from jail or foster care who does not have a home to return to. Dr. Coco Auerswald, an associate professor of Community Health Sciences at UC Berkeley, studies youth…
NCCD is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award and Media for a Just Society…
| by Laura Bauer and Judy L. Thomas | The Kansas City Star
A yearlong investigation that began with prisons and led to the foster care system informed a six-part series published today in The Kansas City Star. The series focuses on youth who aged out of the foster care system at 18 with no family support and often no education or job skills.…

Blog

January 15, 2020 | Jill Duerr Berrick
Child protection can seem like an impossible task. Stories about social workers’ over- or underinvolvement typically come from parents or children who experienced a tragic injustice. Too often, accounts from the media characterize caseworkers as either biased baby snatchers or error-prone bureaucrat…
December 4, 2019 | Cynthia Burnson, PhD
The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) became law in 2018 to support states in keeping children safely in their homes and out of foster care. To be eligible for this support, states must create a prevention plan listing the programs and services for which they will pursue reimbursement. T…
November 12, 2019 | Phil Decter
The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) has created a valuable opportunity for states, tribes, and local governments to receive federal reimbursement for programs and services that keep children out of foster care. However, the act relies on child welfare jurisdictions to define eligibility…

Events

- | - | Washington, DC

The Child Welfare League of America will mark its 100th year during its 2020 conference titled “Sharing Ideas That Strengthen Families and Engage Communities to Promote Child Well-Being.” Through plenary sessions, workshops, and learning labs,