This letter from the Children’s Bureau to child welfare directors describes updates made to the Foster Youth to Independence initiative, which is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is designed to prevent and end homelessness among youth with a current or prior history of child welfare involvement.
This webpage provides information to states planning their NYTD Review on why and how a state should involve young people in their NYTD Review process. It discusses ways a state can support young people including providing resources, ideas on how to prepare them, debriefing, networking opportunities, and compensation ideas to incentivize participation. There is also a checklist with recommended timelines to assist states in when they should engage state young people. The checklist references specific section within the Guide to the NYTD Review.
This brief describes two Children’s Bureau programs through which young adults provide technical assistance to states about child welfare issues: the Young Adult Consultant program and the National Youth in Transition Database Reviewers program.
This letter from the Children’s Bureau suggests that child welfare leaders seek to have child welfare workers and service providers classified as level 1 emergency responders, which would allow them to have greater access to personal protective equipment.
This letter to child welfare leaders announces an updated postponement of the Title IV-E Foster Care Eligibility Reviews and National Youth in Transition Database Reviews due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This letter extends the postponement announced in the March 18, 2020, letter.