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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 — Apr 22, 2020

What State Advocates Can Do: Policy Advocacy on Behalf of Older Youth in and Aging Out of the Child Welfare System in Response to COVID-19 Young people in and leaving the child welfare system have been hit hard by COVID-19... Read more

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By Celeste — Mar 18, 2020

A new message from Dr. Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner, Children’s Bureau Dear Child Welfare Leaders: In light of the extraordinary circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide public health emergency, we are writing to advise... Read more

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By APetite1 — Jan 17, 2020

In December 2019, Members of the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council submitted comments in response to a proposed rule change from HHS ( RIN 0991-AC16, 84 Fed. Reg. 63831 (Nov. 19, 2019 ) which would essentially remove protections... Read more

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By APetite1 — Oct 24, 2019

This is an opportunity to hear first-hand from young people who experienced foster care and learn ways to improve practice and policy to better serve young people, their families, and the communities to which they belong. This webinar includes... Read more

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By APetite1 — Oct 16, 2019

FosterClub and Foster Care Alumni of America are pleased to invite you to a webinar hosted by the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council to discuss improving prevention supports and services to reduce the unnecessary removal of... Read more

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By APetite1 — Oct 1, 2019

On October 1st, the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council released a new statement: " A Historic Opportunity to Reform the Child Welfare System: Youth & Alumni Priorities on Preventing Unnecessary Removal of Children from their... 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