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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: December 28, 2020-January 8, 2021

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from December 28, 2020 – January 8, 2021. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health  …

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Tiffany Haddish Introduces Internship for Foster Youth

Tiffany Haddish is giving back to California foster youth with an internship program that starts in summer 2021. She recently announced the program, which is operating through her nonprofit organization, the…

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National Kinship Review Highlights of 2020

It is said that “sharing is caring,” and it is undeniable that 2020 has provided us an opportunity to sincerely think about how we share and care. While Zoom calls…

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Stimulus Bill: Significant New Funding for Older Foster Youth

Through the advocacy and support of thousands of young leaders across the country, Congress passed the long-awaited $900 billion stimulus bill. In addition to direct stimulus payments to eligible individuals,…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: December 14-25

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from December 14 – 25. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health   H.R. 8958 —…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: November 30-December 11

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates from November 30 – December 11 pertinent to children and families. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health   S. 4949…

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Being with Family Is a Human Right: We Can’t and Won’t Deny It

Being with family is a human right. That’s where this article should end—with the common-sense fact that drives the work of A Second Chance, Inc. Yet, we are continually faced…

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National Adoption Day 2020: One Kinship Family’s Incredible Bond Leads to Adoption

National Adoption Day 2020 occurred this past Saturday, November 21. With COVID-19 cases on the rise across the country, Adoption Day looked a little different this year, but that didn’t…

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Community Outlets for Black Youth to Channel Frustrations About Racism

Why do we need community outlets for Black youth? Most Black youth in the United States encounter racism in their daily lives, which can lead to continual psychological and emotional…

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Disability Does Not Equal Incompetence: Removing Biases Against Parents and Caregivers with Disabilities in Child Welfare

Parenting is not an easy task for any one or two people to do alone, and parents without disabilities rely on the support of family, friends, public services, etc., to…

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