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THE CHILDREN’S MONITOR

CWLA’s online publication dedicated to summarizing
federal policy in progress and analyzing its impact
on child welfare.

TANF: Research, Poverty, Ways and Means On Poverty

Last week hundreds of researchers gathered in Washington for what is now a biennial event to discuss issues related to the TANF block grant.  The event, Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) provided two [...]

Murray Weighs-In On GAO, Calls on Ed to Respond

After the GAO report was released Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the ranking member on HELP Committee, sent a letter urging the Department of Education to address obstacles unaccompanied homeless students face in applying for and [...]

GAO Report Highlights Ed Problems For Foster Homeless Youth

The resource kit released by the Education Department follows a report by the GAO earlier this month, Actions Needed to Improve Access to Federal Financial Assistance for Homeless and Foster Youth (GAO-16-343: May 19, 2016) [...]

White House Hosts Hackathon

On Thursday, May 26, the White House capped off May as National Foster Care Month with a two-day “White House and Foster Care and Technology Hackathon.” The event sought to bring together child welfare leaders, [...]

GAO Report Highlights Ed Problems For Foster Homeless Youth

The resource kit released by the Education Department follows a report by the GAO earlier this month, Actions Needed to Improve Access to Federal Financial Assistance for Homeless and Foster Youth (GAO-16-343: May 19, 2016) [...]

Foster Youth Go To Congress

From May 22 through May 27 more than 100 young people participated in “Shadow Day,” an event that matches youth in foster care with a member of the House of Representatives.  Young people in foster [...]

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