From the Field

NAS Releases New Report on Youth Development

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine finds evidence that changes in brain structure and connectivity that happen in adolescence present young people with unique opportunities for positive, life-shaping development, and for recovery from past adversity. The report providers multiple recommendations for policy and practice that capitalize on these developmentalRead More

OJJDP Releases Dual Systems Involvement Data Report

A report released by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides insight into the high percentage of dually involved youth in three jurisdictions. OJJDP Dual System Youth Design Study: Summary of Findings and Recommendations for Pursuing a National Estimate of Dual System Youth, used linked administrative data in Cook County, Ill, CuyahogaRead More

New Publication on Extended Foster Care Program Designs

Mainspring Consulting has released a new brief titled Promising Program Models for Extended Foster Care & Transition Services. The brief is intended to support child welfare leaders in further improving the design of extended care programs by highlighting promising approaches and models throughout the country. It provides an overview of state designs related to essentialRead More

SSIR Webinar: How Foundations Are Using Impact Investing to Advance Racial Equity

Hundreds of resources are available to help foundations get started on the path to encouraging racial equity. So why does organizational change continue to move slowly? On April 23, join the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) Live! as three prominent foundation leaders share their organizations’ efforts to advance racial equity—inherently tied to diversity and inclusion—throughRead More

New Publication on Credit Building for Youth in Foster Care

Prosperity Now has released a new publication that shares insights from its work with five non profit agencies to offer credit building products and services into their work with youth in and transitioning from foster care. Starting Strong: Credit Building for Youth Transitioning from Foster Care shares why a positive credit history matters and how child welfareRead More

Redlich Horwitz Foundation Releases New Guide and Online Clearinghouse for Counties to Prepare for the Family First Act

The Redlich-Horwitz Foundation in New York recently released a report detailing their partnership with three counties that are achieving meaningful results for children in foster care. The report, How Three New York Counties are Rightsizing Congregate Care and Prioritizing Family-Based Care describes the work in Duchess, Onondaga and Westchester counties and the key strategies theyRead More

NYC Administration for Children’s Service Releases Youth Survey Results

The NYC Administration for Children’s Services recently released its first annual Foster Care Youth Experience Survey. The survey, required by legislation enacted in NYC in 2016, surveys youth ages 13 and older about their foster care experience in the areas of safety, permanency and well being. ACS collaborated with Westat and Metis Associates to designRead More

Child Welfare and Immigration: Implications for Funders Released by the Foster Care Workgroup

The practice of family separation at the border is garnering significant national outrage over the trauma it’s inflicting on children and the blatant disregard for human rights. Family separation is the most visible of current government actions against immigrants, yet there are multiple strategies being employed that have potential implications for the child welfare system. The FosterRead More

Juvenile Law Center Launches National Extended Foster Care Review

The Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia, PA, has launched the National Extended Foster Care Review – a new tool cataloguing each state’s laws and policies on extended foster care. More than 45 states currently extend foster care for youth aged 18 and older. Extended care helps youth in the child welfare system – who doRead More

From Trauma Informed Care to Healing Centered Engagement: Perspectives from Shawn Ginwright

Shawn Ginwright, a professor at San Francisco State University and former foster youth, authored an essay in Medium entitled “The Future of Healing: Shifting from Trauma-Informed Care to Healing Centered Engagement.” Ginwright writes that the term “trauma-informed care” is important but incomplete, and proposes an approach called “healing centered engagement,” which, unlike trauma-informed care, isRead More

1 2 3 4 13