Nearly $1 million awarded to teach young Kentuckians parenting, finance skills

Nearly $1 million awarded to teach young Kentuckians parenting, finance skills

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Eight states, including Kentucky, have been tapped by the Office of Child Support Enforcement at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families to develop nine programs that educate teens and young adults who do not yet have children about the financial, legal and emotional responsibilities of […]

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Foster care is work. This landmark case shows why the UK should recognise it as such

Foster Care is Work says Landmark UK case

‘The denial of employment status and basic rights eliminates any duty of care owed to us and our families’ writes Sandra Stuart For the first time in UK history, two foster care workers, Jimmy and Christine Johnstone, have won recognition as employees entitled to workers’ rights . It’s important to understand that this isn’t just […]

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Nebraska Children In Foster Care Report

The Data on Nebraska Foster Care Children

The Foster Care Review Office announced today the release of its required 2020 Annual Report with outcome indicators and recommendations for Nebraska children in out-of-home care. The FCRO’s statutory role is to conduct independent reviews of children’s cases, gather and analyze data about children in out-of-home care through child welfare or juvenile justice, and propel […]

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From foster kid to fostering the next generation | Meet Chay Samuels

Success! From foster kid to fostering the next generation

Her sophomore year of high school, her parents kicked her out of the house. Chay Samuels was born into a strict family of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She remembers wanting to be with friends and socialize but her parents forbade it. So, she left. A foster family in Brentwood took her in. “They just let me stay. […]

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All Star Children’s Foundation Names Chief Program Officer, Chief Research Officer

All Star Children’s Foundation in Florida Names New Executives

All Star Children’s Foundation—a non-profit foster care organization dedicated to healing the effects of trauma suffered by children who have been abused—has named Kristin Hoffman, Ph.D., as chief program officer and Sharon Ghazarian, Ph.D., as chief research officer. Hoffman, whose expertise includes working with children and families with child welfare involvement, most recently served as […]

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Families seeking tutoring services to supplement virtual learning during pandemic

Families seeking tutoring services to supplement virtual learning during pandemic

Club Z! is partnering with a nonprofit in Summerville that supports foster children and foster families in the area called Closet of Hope. “We’re looking to expand that as part of our services because in foster care and just a lot of these situations children fall behind from an educational standpoint,” Blitch said. “We want […]

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