June 20, 2013 | Bryan Samuels
Today, 20,000 children from U.S. foster care previously photolisted on the AdoptUSKids website are now living with adoptive families.
May 6, 2013 | Bryan Samuels
In the quarter-century since this observance was established, the child welfare system in the United States has undergone dramatic shifts.
March 15, 2013 | Bryan Samuels
New pilot program will use technology to streamline the placement of foster children across state lines.
January 28, 2013 | Jesus Garcia
President Barack Obama signed into law the Uninterrupted Scholars Act, which allows child welfare professionals to access a foster youth’s education records in order to transfer credits to new schools in a timely manner — cutting down on bureaucracy and improving the chances for graduation.
January 15, 2013 | Naomi Goldstein
A new report looks at the characteristics and economic well-being of lesbian, gay or bisexual young people aging out of foster care.
January 8, 2013 | Bryan Samuels
ACYF funds grants, cooperative agreements, and demonstration projects to promote social and emotional well-being, along with safety and permanency, for children and youth who come to the attention of the child welfare system.
November 27, 2012 | Bryan Samuels
More than 104,000 children and youth in foster care in this country are waiting for permanent families. Learn how social media is promoting adoption throughout the country.
November 21, 2012 |
During National Adoption Month, adults are being asked to consider opening their hearts and homes to one of the 14,000 teens between the ages of 14 and 16 in foster care.
November 7, 2012 |
The Children’s Bureau has released a new guide for youth in foster care to help them understand their feelings and behaviors and make decisions about their mental health care, including whether psychotropic medications might help.
August 27, 2012 | Bryan Samuels
This week, the Administration for Children and Families, along with its partners in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), brought together child welfare, Medicaid, and mental health leaders from all 50 States and the District of Columbia to work collaboratively to strengthen efforts in managing psychotropic medications for children and youth in foster care.