How volunteers are advocating for kids in foster care during the pandemic

How CASA Volunteers are advocating for kids in foster care during the pandemic

Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASA volunteers have continued to serve kids in the foster care system throughout the pandemic, but it’s been different. Before, they would do home visits and see the families and kids at court, but while court appearances were put on hold, volunteers were reaching out to the families they were […]

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Arizona Schools. Children in foster care must go to school in person, says DCS

While parents, teachers and public officials debate whether it’s safe to send kids back to the classroom, one group is guaranteed to be on site when schools reopen: foster children. The Arizona Department of Child Safety has advised foster parents and relatives who care for kids in DCS custody that the children should attend school […]

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How HUD Is helping Ohio’s foster youth: Ben Carson

Ben Carson on How HUD Is helping Ohio’s foster youth

“Last year, I received a meeting request from a group of former foster youth, and it was one of the most eye-opening, productive, and inspiring meetings I have taken during my tenure as secretary. Not much stirs the soul like meeting young women and men who exemplify perseverance. These young Ohioans shared their firsthand experiences […]

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Kelly issues order on foster kids’ education

Kansas Governor Issues order on Foster kids’ education

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly issued an executive order on Tuesday that will require the state to track foster children’s progress in school, shortly after having vetoed a similar bill last month. In an annual report card detailing the academic progress and classroom struggles of children in its care, Kelly’s order […]

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SA STRONG: Foster care graduate shares inspiring story of strength

Foster care graduate shares inspiring story of strength

Children in foster care can move schools at least one or twice in a year and it can be tough on their academic progress. Last month, six local foster care students received their high school diplomas. An in-person graduation reception is scheduled for later this month. Ti’Aysia, 20, is ready is ready to embark on […]

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South Carolina Youth Advocate Program seeking Foster Parents throughout the state

Currently there are nearly 4,800 children in foster care in South Carolina. Unfortunately, there are not enough foster homes in our state to care for the population of children, particularly those with some type of special need. The lack of foster families decreases a child’s ability to remain in their community, which is important in […]

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Sharing – Facing a broken mental health system, many teens fall off a ‘cliff’ in care

Many teens fall off a cliff in care after Aging Out

Personally, I didn’t get any mental health treatment until I was an adult, but the lengthy article below raises some interesting questions about what happens when someone in treatment turns 18: “There are a number of factors likely fueling those low treatment numbers. Many teens get mental health care through private providers, but those who […]

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