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2401, 2022

Why Families Need to File Tax Returns for the 2021 CTC

By |January 24th, 2022|Categories: Advocacy, Budget, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Grants, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, Infants and Toddlers, People, Protecting Youth & Families, State, Youth|

The CTC has been federal law since the mid-1990s, but last year’s expansion added several improvements that lifted approximately half of children out of poverty.  It did that by making the tax “refundable’ meaning families

2401, 2022

Children’s Bureau: National Call to Action on Racial Equity

By |January 24th, 2022|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Children's Monitor, Disproportionality, Family & Community Support, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, Indian Child Welfare, LGBTQ Issues in Child Welfare, Older Youth, People, Permanency, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Research, State, Youth|

Save the date for February 3, 2022, 2:00 PM EST, for a live event by the Children’s Bureau when they release an information memorandum (IM) “Equity in Action.” The IM covers:

  • The impact of racism
2401, 2022

President Opens Door to Revamped BBB

By |January 24th, 2022|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Early Childhood, Family & Community Support, Health Care, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Legislation, People, Protecting Youth & Families, Senate Legislation|

Marking the first year of his term in office, President Biden held a nearly two-hour press conference on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, that touched on everything including the possibility of a revamped Build Back Better

2401, 2022

Appropriation Update

By |January 24th, 2022|Categories: Administration, Administration, Adoption, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Child Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Disproportionality, Early Childhood, Education, Family & Community Support, General, Grants, Health, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Infants and Toddlers, Kinship Care, Kinship Care, Legislation, Maltreatment Prevention, Older Youth, Out-of-Home Care, People, Placement & Permanency, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Reunification, Senate Legislation, State|

Discussions continued between key appropriations leaders, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX).  Not much has been revealed but Chairperson DeLauro offered some broad positive

2401, 2022

Wyden-Crapo Invite Surgeon General to Discuss Youth Mental Health

By |January 24th, 2022|Categories: Advocacy, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Health, Health Care, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, Legislation, People, Placement & Permanency, Protecting Youth & Families, Senate Legislation|

Earlier this month, Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) announced this week’s hearing that will focus on shortfalls in mental health care for children and teenagers in America.  Surgeon

2401, 2022

CTC Kept 3.7 Million Children out of Poverty in December

By |January 24th, 2022|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Child Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Early Childhood, Family & Community Support, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Infants and Toddlers, People, Permanency, Protecting Youth & Families, Research, Senate Legislation, State|

On January 18th, Columbia University’s Center on Poverty and Social Policy released its newest policy brief detailing the impact of the Child Tax Credit, announcing that the sixth payment kept 3.7 million children out

1801, 2022

The Final Rule: An Opportunity for Workforce Investment

By |January 18th, 2022|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Child Welfare Workforce, Children's Monitor, General, Home News, House legislation, People, Senate Legislation, State|

The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program, a part of the American Rescue Plan, delivers $350 billion to state, local, and Tribal governments across the country to support their response to

1801, 2022

Intersection of Child Welfare and Suicide Prevention: Webinar

By |January 18th, 2022|Categories: Adoption, Advocacy, Children's Monitor, Early Childhood, Family & Community Support, Health, Health Care, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, Infants and Toddlers, Kinship Care, Older Youth, Out-of-Home Care, People, Placement & Permanency, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Research, Reunification, State, Youth|

CWLA partnered with the SAMHSA-funded Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) to provide an informative and timely webinar centered on the intersection of child welfare and suicide prevention: considering the increasing stress brought on by the

1801, 2022

Families Need to File Tax Returns for Rest of 2021 Child Tax Credit (CTC

By |January 18th, 2022|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget Policy, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Infants and Toddlers, Legislation, Older Youth, People, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Senate Legislation, State|

While Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) opposition to a continuation of the expanded CTC has put at least a temporary stop on the 2021 version of that tax credit, all qualifying families still have six months

1801, 2022

The Pandemic’s Toll on Children’s Mental Health: Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

By |January 18th, 2022|Categories: Advocacy, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Health, Health Care, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, Infants and Toddlers, Older Youth, People, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Research, Youth|

On January 11, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, Surgeon General of California, joined NPR’s Morning Edition to discuss the impact of the pandemic on the mental health of children. Dr. Burke Harris is known for

1801, 2022

Legal Representation Guidelines Released

By |January 18th, 2022|Categories: Advocacy, Child Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Child Rights, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, Infants and Toddlers, People, Permanency, Protecting Youth & Families, State, Youth|

Last week, the National Association for the Counsel for Children (NACC) published recommendations on how to approach legal protections and representation for children involved in the child protective services system.  The Recommendation for Legal

1001, 2022

Reconciliation, Voting Rights, Appropriations

By |January 10th, 2022|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Children's Monitor, Early Childhood, General, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, People, Race, Culture & Identity, Senate Legislation, State|

Both houses of Congress return this week as the House joins the Senate in an early return.  Facing members is a list of challenges some are a carryover while Covid-19 returns in another variant.

On the

1001, 2022

Letter in Support of Build Back Better’s Childcare and Pre-K Investments

By |January 10th, 2022|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Early Childhood, Education, Family & Community Support, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Infants and Toddlers, People, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Senate Legislation, State|

With the Build Back Better bill stalled in the Senate, many historic gains for children and families are now in jeopardy, including the proposed investments in child care and early education. The National Women’s

1001, 2022

The Child Tax Credit: Family Impact Stories

By |January 10th, 2022|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Early Childhood, Family & Community Support, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Infants and Toddlers, Older Youth, People, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Research, Senate Legislation, State|

Has the Child Tax Credit impacted your personal life or the life of a loved one? Personal stories about the direct impact of policies can be an effective strategy in advocating for change with lawmakers,

1001, 2022

ACA Enrollment Reaches High As Open Enrollment Continues

By |January 10th, 2022|Categories: Administration, Administration, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Health, Health Care, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, People, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Research, State|

Last month CMS announced new records for people signing up for health care coverage through the federal and state exchanges under the Affordable Care Act with more than 13.6 million people signing up for ACA

1001, 2022

The Child Tax Credit: Research Roundup

By |January 10th, 2022|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Early Childhood, Family & Community Support, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Infants and Toddlers, Legislation, Older Youth, People, Placement & Permanency, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Research, Senate Legislation|

The Center on Policy and Social Policy at Columbia University has released an important new report that rounds up the wide range of available research about the expanded Child Tax Credit. Since the introduction

1001, 2022

CMS Rejects Georgia Medicaid-Work Requirements

By |January 10th, 2022|Categories: Administration, Administration, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Health, Health Care, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, People, Protecting Youth & Families, Research, State|

On Thursday, December 23, 2021, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) formally rejected the state of Georgia’s Medicaid waiver to impose work requirements on people as a condition of Medicaid coverage.  CMS had given

1001, 2022

HHS Releases Guidance and Awards on Mobile Response Units

By |January 10th, 2022|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Children's Monitor, Disproportionality, Family & Community Support, Grants, Health, Health Care, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, People, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Research, State, Youth Services|

In April of 2021, The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) reported findings on the effectiveness of mobile responses – “an alternative to using law enforcement to respond to mental health and social crisis.”  In December CLASP generated a

2012, 2021

Build Back Better Pushed to 2022? CTC In Peril

By |December 20th, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Child Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Early Childhood, Family & Community Support, Health, Health Care, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Infants and Toddlers, Legislation, Maltreatment Prevention, People, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Research, Senate Legislation, State, Youth|

At first talks between the President of the United States and a single senator last week did not result in an agreement on a reconciliation bill and, as a result, the legislation was delayed until

1312, 2021

CWLA Joins Effort: CMS Support for Police-Free Youth Mobile Response

By |December 13th, 2021|Categories: Administration, Advocacy, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Health, Health Care, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, Juvenile Justice, Maltreatment Prevention, Older Youth, People, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Research, State|

The Child Welfare League of America has signed onto the letter/request by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and other organizations in urging the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to prioritize

1312, 2021

Prevention Clearinghouse Calls for More Program/Service Recommendations

By |December 13th, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Disproportionality, Family & Community Support, Home News, House legislation, Indian Child Welfare, Indian Child Welfare, Legislation, People, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Research, Senate Legislation, State|

The Prevention Services Clearinghouse, created under the Family First Act, has issued a new call for additional recommendations. As noted in the announcement the call is an opportunity for the public to recommend mental health,

1312, 2021

GAO on Student Bullying, Hate Speech, Crimes, and Victimization in Schools

By |December 13th, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Child Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Education, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, LGBTQ Issues in Child Welfare, Maltreatment Prevention, Older Youth, People, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Research, Youth, Youth Services|

Last week the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report: Students’ Experiences with Bullying, Hate Speech, Hate Crimes, and Victimization in Schools, indicating that about one in five students aged 12 to 18

1312, 2021

Adoption/Kinship Incentive Payment Dropped Last Year

By |December 13th, 2021|Categories: Adoption, Budget, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Home News, Kinship Care, Kinship Care, Older Youth, Out-of-Home Care, People, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Protecting Youth & Families, Research, State, Youth|

The Adoption and Legal Guardianship Incentives released earlier this year provided just $24 million in incentive funding for states that placed children in adoptive families or in legal subsidized guardianship during 2020. In recent

 

 

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