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LEGISLATIVE ALERT

10/7/2008

Join CWLA's Conference Call on the Passage of Historic Legislation

Historic Child Welfare Reform Bill Passes Congress

The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 is now awaiting the President's signature.

In an on-going effort to keep CWLA members informed, we will host 3 regional conference calls for members to discuss the implications and implementation of this important legislation. The calls will be focused on seven general areas: Kinship Care, Youth in Transition, Tribal, Workforce Development, Adoption, Health care, and Education Access.

ACTION REQUIRED

CWLA members are invited to join us on one of the following dates:

October 8th @ 10:00 am EST - New England/ Southern Regions
October 8th @ 1:00pm CST/ 12pm MT/ 11am PT - Mountain Plains / Western Regions
October 10th @ 2:00pm EST/ 1:00 CST - Mid-Atlantic/ Mid-West Regions

Call-in Number: 1-888-537-7715
Passcode: 440-629-06#

MESSAGE

This is an historic moment for foster children and families. We hope you and your staff will join us to find out more!

Stay tuned to the Children's Monitor for the latest updates and possible action!
http://www.cwla.org/advocacy/monitoronline.htm

To see CWLA's bill description, visit http://www.cwla.org/advocacy/adoptionhr6893.htm.

BACKGROUND

OUTLINE OF KEY SECTIONS OF NEW CHILD WELFARE BILL

I. Kinship care
a. IV-E
b. Relative Notification
c. Licensing Standard
d. Title IV-E Training for Kin Parents

II. Youth in Transition
a. Extending Care to 21
b. 90 Day Transition Plans for all
c. Independent Living facilities

III. Tribal
a. IV-E Direct Funding
b. State and Local Role
c. HHS Technical Assistance

IV. Workforce Development
a. IV-E Training Funds for Private agencies
b. Access to Training Funds By Court-Related Personnel

V. Adoption
a. De-Link of Eligibility
b. Older Child Adoptions
c. Access to the Tax Credit

VI. Health care
a. State Planning and Coordination
b. Screening
c. Record Keeping

VII. Education Access
a. Case plan requirements with local agencies
b. Access to transportation fund
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