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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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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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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: November 16-27

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates from November 16-27 pertinent to children and families. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Child Protection   S….

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Critical Documentary Sheds Light on the Adultification of Black Girls in Pittsburgh

On November 19, Pittsburgh’s WQED aired Childhood Lost: The Adultification of African American Girls, an imperative documentary addressing the phenomenon of adultification of black girls and its negative implications. The…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: November 2-13

Please review the following legislative updates from November 2-13 pertinent to children and families. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health Care  H.R. 8725 — Rep. Darren…

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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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Join the #ICWAForFamilies Campaign!

As part of their ongoing effort to protect ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act), NICWA (National Indian Child Welfare Association) has launched its #ICWAForFamilies campaign through Thursday, November 19! According to…

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