Kinship Care

10-Year-Old Chelsea Phaire Sends 1,500 Art Kits to Kids in Foster Homes and Shelters

Chelsea Phaire, a 10-year-old 5th-grader and founder of Chelsea’s Charity, creates art kits for kids in need around the nation. She chooses to give back to children in hopes that…

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New Bills Would Add $520 Million to Support Older Foster Youth

House leadership on child welfare introduced two bills that would increase funds for older foster youth. These bills would also help states prevent teens and young adults from aging out of…

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Will You Get an Additional SNAP Payment? Find Out!

Families who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits may also get an additional SNAP payment this month to help with food while children are at home amid COVID-19. However, if…

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Generations United Webinar: Supporting Grandfamilies in a Pandemic

Register today for a Generations United webinar, in partnership with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), on Thursday, May 21, for a conversation on how the Aging…

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“Little Mask for Little People” Gives Free Masks & Meals to Kids

A kinship family in Philadelphia coordinated an event called “Little Mask for Little People” to provide protective masks to children in the Hunting Park community. During the event, they also…

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#GivingTuesdayNow at ASCI

Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a special global event in response to COVID-19. Today, we are asking you to pause and think about your family, all families and the importance of our kinship….

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Read the Latest BACW Newsletter

Dr. Sharon McDaniel, board president of Black Administrators in Child Welfare, opens this month’s BACW newsletter: We are strong. I know we will come through this together. Whereas now there is…

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Child Vaccinations Drop as Parents Avoid the Doctor’s Office

Since it’s National Infant Immunization Week, we think it’s important to talk about the recent drop in child vaccinations and check-ups due to COVID-19. It’s common sense that anyone concerned…

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Economic Impact Payment for Social Security and SSI Recipients

Steps to Take and Schedule of Payments Provided by the Social Security Administration This document provides information for Social Security beneficiaries (retirement, survivors, disability) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients…

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Needs of Older Youth During COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues, we must cater to the needs of older youth in foster care and kinship care who rely on us to ensure their well-being. “These are young people…

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