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By SMatthews37 — Aug 21, 2019

This month, the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans handed down a major victory in the battle to protect the rights of Native American youth in foster care. The court struck down a previous decision by a lower court that had ruled the... Read more

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By APetite1 — Aug 21, 2019

The National Advisory Committee on the Sex Trafficking of Children & Youth in the United States , established per the Preventing Sex Trafficking & Strengthening Families Act ( see Council comments on implementation of that law ), requested... Read more

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By SMatthews37 — Jul 5, 2019

Signed into law in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a landmark piece of legislation in many ways. It helped millions of previously uninsured Americans gain access to insurance, and several of its provisions (such as the individual mandate)... Read more

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By Brittney Barros — Jun 28, 2019

The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) requires that states provide case-level data on all children in foster care. This important data system, which has not been updated since 1993, was to be revised as a result of... Read more

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By emilyfish — Apr 24, 2019

National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council Members met with Dr. David Sanders of Casey Family Programs this morning to discuss the vision and re-envisioning of the 21st Century Child Welfare System. Members shared ideas around prevention... Read more

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By emilyfish — Mar 5, 2019

FosterClub Young Leaders, Eric Warner, and Joseph DeBiew joined Edwin Daye, a Member of the Birth Parent National Network , in a meeting with 4 Congressional offices and federal stakeholders - all in one day visit to Washington, DC! They visited... Read more

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By emilyfish — Mar 5, 2019

National Foster Youth and Alumni Policy Council Member, Justin Abbasi , met with Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), to discuss how housing stability can contribute to improved outcomes for young... Read more

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By APetite1 — Feb 1, 2019

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services - which oversees foster care and adoption at the federal level - approved a request for child welfare agencies contracting in South Carolina to discriminate based on religious beliefs. This... Read more

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By APetite1 — Nov 14, 2018

Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children The Committee on Children was created by statute to research issues regarding the children of South Carolina and to offer policy and legislative recommendations to the Governor and Legislature... Read more

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By APetite1 — Nov 14, 2018

Governor Wolf recently signed two bills supporting kinship and relative caregivers. H.B. 2133 establishes the Kinship Caregiver Navigator Program and H.B. 1539 would grant temporary guardianship to grandparents when the parents of the grandchildren... Read more