National Foster Youth Institute Announces Restructuring

(June 18, 2018/Los Angeles, CA): The Board of Directors of The National Foster YouthInstitute (NFYI), an organization dedicated to transforming the child welfare system so that it strengthens support for children and families and to substantially improving outcomes for foster youth, announced today that the organization is entering a period of restructuring to ensure future […]

Child Welfare seeks foster parents, volunteers in walk-and-talk event 

Child Welfare staff at the local Oregon Department of Human Services offices are heading door-to-door for more help with their continued programs.Their newest efforts, which follows last year’s “100 beds in 100 days” event, are aimed to get out and find volunteers in areas that need more foster parents. This year’s Foster Care Walk and […]

Q&A with Rep. Karen Bass: Engaging Youth, Educating Congress

  Since coming to Washington, D.C. in 2010, Los Angeles Congresswoman Karen Bass has fast become one of the House’s lead champions on child welfare issues. Her first major piece of legislation, the Uninterrupted Scholars Act, was signed into law in 2013 and allows for caregivers to access education records of foster youth to help guide […]

Child Welfare System Increasingly Relying on Relatives to Raise Children Exposed to Trauma | Markets Insider

According to a new report by Generations United, grandparents and other relatives who step in to care for children, play an important role in mitigating trauma, which children in the child welfare system experience at starkly higher rates than the general population. More than half of the children in the child welfare system have endured […]

Failure of Public, Political Will Threatens Progress on Child Welfare, Casey warns | Youth Today

Amid the charts and tables of this year’s Kids Count Data Book is a stark warning.The gains in children’s health, education and overall well-being since the last recession may be in jeopardy as “a huge failure of public and political will” saps support for policies that have helped produce those results, the nonprofit Annie E. […]