The latest episode of CaseyCast features two Jim Casey young fellows – Samantha Amann and Brittany Hunter. Both women reflect on their personal paths out of foster care and discuss the barriers they faced, the strategies and supports they used, and what a smoother exit from the system could look like. Watch Foster Care AlumsRead More
On November 2, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation announced a strategic partnership with the Hack Foster Care coalition of Silicon Valley. The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization connected to the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, which represents more than 400 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers on issues, programs andRead More
On October 27, the New York City Council passed several bills and one resolution aimed at improvements and additional oversight in the city’s foster care system. The bills would create a foster care task force, require an annual survey of foster youth, and require the Administration for Children’s Services to create a five-year plan (threeRead More
On October 20, the Foster Care Work Group hosted a Congressional briefing in the Capitol Visitor Center on Capitol Hill. The briefing was cosponsored by the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth and the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth. During the event, members of the Foster Care Work Group provided examples of successful public-private partnerships workingRead More
California Youth Connection is pleased to announce to recent developments. First, the Board of Directors unanimously elected Haydee Cuza as Executive Director, effective September 26. Second, their priority bill, SB1060 was passed by the legislature and is headed to Governor Brown’s desk. SB1060 seeks to maintain sibling relationships throughout the adoption process by requiring thatRead More
The Annie E. Casey Foundation released its 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book. The report focuses on key trends in child well-being in the post-recession years and offers recommendations for how policymakers can ensure all children are prepared for the future, based on the country’s shared values of opportunity, responsibility and security.
A Way Home America, the newly-created national movement aimed at ending youth homelessness, is launching 100-Day Challenges in three communities across the country. Modeled after similar efforts to combat homelessness among veterans, these 100-Day Challenges aim to uncover innovative solutions to youth homelessness with a powerful sense of urgency. They are a partnership between AWHARead More
In May, Columbia University Press published Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families: Culturally Responsive Practice. The text is edited by Alan J. Dettlaff, Dean of the University of Houston School of Social Work. FCWG member Yali Lincroft authored a chapter on policy directions.
A new digital magazine on foster care recently went live. A collaboration between Youth Today and the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, the website provides complete coverage of foster care issues in an accessible, easy to read digital form.
Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative Hosts Fourth in Webinar Series on Strengthening Families Act
The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative is hosting the fourth session in a six-part webinar series, “Leveraging the Strengthening Families Act,” which explores the critical opportunities for improving outcomes for young people transitioning from foster care through the law. This webinar will explore key elements of authentic youth engagement and examine in detail a strategyRead More