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1309, 2021

House Committees Begin Work on Reconciliation

By |September 13th, 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, People, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Senate Legislation, State|

Last week the House Ways and Means Committee and other committees began to work on their parts of the reconciliation package. The Ways and Means Committee began work on 

1309, 2021

Early Findings CTC Cutting Food Insecurity

By |September 13th, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Infants and Toddlers, Legislation, People, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Senate Legislation|

An August analysis based on Census data released after the first Child Tax Credit (CTC) was issued in July indicated that the percentage of American families with kids who report not having enough to eat

1309, 2021

House Committee Moves on Child Care and Head Start Expansions

By |September 13th, 2021|Categories: 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, People, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, State|

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, the House Education and Labor Committee began their work on that Committee’s reconciliation instruction. A key part of their effort is the expansion of child care, pre-kindergarten, and Head Start.

 

The

1309, 2021

Medicaid Work Waivers Dropped

By |September 13th, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Family & Community Support, Health, Health Care, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, People, Protecting Youth & Families, State|

On August 10, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sent letters to the states of Ohio, South Carolina, and Utah that followed up on February 12 letters, rejecting those states Medicaid waivers

1309, 2021

SNAP Benefits Get Significant Boost

By |September 13th, 2021|Categories: Administration, Budget, Budget Policy, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, General, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, People, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Research, State|

On Monday, August 16, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a re-evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan, used to calculate Supplemental Nutrition Assistance

1309, 2021

Learn How Santa Clara County Got Over $135K to 45 Foster Youth in Need of Income During the Pandemic

By |September 13th, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Budget Policy, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Older Youth, Out-of-Home Care, People, Placement & Permanency, Protecting Youth & Families, Senate Legislation, State, Youth, Youth Services|

On Wednesday, August 18, the John Burton Advocates for Youth (JBAY) webinar, Learn How Santa Clara County Got Over $135K to 45 Foster Youth in Need of

2308, 2021

September is Kinship Care Month! Celebrating Kinship Caregiving Families

By |August 23rd, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, Kinship Care, Kinship Care, People, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, State|

This September 2021, please join CWLA for a special recognition of all the relatives, extended family members, and tribes and clans who provide round-the-clock protecting and nurturing for children, either through

2308, 2021

Education Secretary Tells Local Schools He Has Their Backs On Reopening Schools Safely

By |August 23rd, 2021|Categories: Administration, Children's Monitor, Education, Family & Community Support, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, People, Prevention, State|

On August 13, 2021, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona told the Florida Governor and Education Commissioner that he was “deeply concerned about Florida’s July 30 Executive

1608, 2021

Children’s Bureau Commits to Advancing Equity

By |August 16th, 2021|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, People, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, State|

On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, the Children’s Bureau Associate Commissioner Aysha Schomburg released a letter affirming the Bureau’s commitment to advancing equity through its work at the federal level and through its work with

1608, 2021

Senator Burr and Senator Feinstein Introduce Bill to Fix QRTP-IMD Problem

By |August 16th, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Legislation, Out-of-Home Care, Placement & Permanency, Protecting Youth & Families, Senate Legislation|

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) have introduced a bill that would clarify that facilities that meet the new Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTP) requirements under Title IV-E

208, 2021

Rental Assistance is Available to Help Renters and Landlords

By |August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, People, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, State|

Dear CWLA Champions:

Please share this information with you clients, staff, and networks!

If you’re a renter having trouble paying your rent, utilities, or other housing costs – or if you’re a landlord trying to stay afloat

208, 2021

GAO Report On Child Welfare: Pandemic Posed Challenges, but also Created Opportunities

By |August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Administration, Adoption, Budget, Budget Policy, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Disproportionality, Family & Community Support, Health, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, Kinship Care, Kinship Care, Maltreatment Prevention, Older Youth, Out-of-Home Care, People, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Research, Reunification, State|

A new GAO report: CHILD WELFARE Pandemic Posed Challenges, but also Created Opportunities for Agencies to Enhance Future Operations, includes the result of a survey of state and local child welfare agencies on the challenges

208, 2021

Organizations Call for QRTP Facilities Exemption From IMD Restrictions

By |August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Adoption, Advocacy, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Health, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Kinship Care, Legislation, Older Youth, Out-of-Home Care, People, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Reunification, Senate Legislation, State, Youth Services|

More than 500 organizations have signed a letter to Congress requesting that residential facilities that meet the new Family First Act “Qualified Residential Treatment Program” (QRTP) standards be exempt from being classified by Medicaid (CMS)

208, 2021

First Piece of Complex American Family Puzzle Moves Forward

By |August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Grants, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Legislation, People, Senate Legislation|

In what is likely to be a long fall involving infrastructure, reconciliation, and appropriations, the Senate took its first significant steps late last week with the announcement of a bipartisan infrastructure deal.

On late Wednesday, July

208, 2021

Building the Path Forward: For Change in the Child Welfare System

By |August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Adoption, Advocacy, Children's Monitor, Disproportionality, Family & Community Support, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Kinship Care, Kinship Care, Legislation, LGBTQ Issues in Child Welfare, Older Youth, Out-of-Home Care, People, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Research, Reunification, Senate Legislation, State|

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) eleven interns presented an experience and research-informed policy recommendation report in a Congressional Briefing entitled Building the Path Forward for Change in the Child Welfare

208, 2021

Increased Suicide Rates Among Children Aged 5 to 11 Years in the U.S.

By |August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Children's Monitor, Early Childhood, Family & Community Support, Health, Health Care, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, LGBTQ Issues in Child Welfare, Older Youth, People, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Research, Youth, Youth Services|

The JAMA Network new research study, Characteristics and Precipitating Circumstances of Suicide Among Children Aged 5 to 11 Years in the United States, 2013-2017, examined the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), revealing that suicide is

208, 2021

Families Get Up to $3,600 from the Child Tax Credit, Learn How to Get Yours!

By |August 2nd, 2021|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, Infants and Toddlers, Maltreatment Prevention, People, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, State|

The Child Tax Credit (CTC) is now available to the families, offering up to $3,600 per child under 6 years old and $3,000 per child between 6 and 17 years old from the IRS. The

208, 2021

House Moves Appropriations Bills Forward

By |August 2nd, 2021|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, Health Care, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, House legislation, Infants and Toddlers, Legislation, Maltreatment Prevention, Out-of-Home Care, People, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Research, Senate Legislation|

The House of Representatives moved on two significant bills last week that included funding for 9 of the 12 appropriations bills. The first “minibus” appropriations rolled together seven bills, including the appropriations for the Departments of

2607, 2021

House To Take Up “Minibus” Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations

By |July 26th, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Child Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Disproportionality, Early Childhood, Family & Community Support, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Legislation, Maltreatment Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity|

The House is scheduled to take up a “minibus” appropriations for full debate and vote on the House floor. Called a minibus instead of an omnibus,

2607, 2021

Making the Case for Including Immigration in Reconciliation

By |July 26th, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Budget, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Immigration, Legislation, Older Youth, People, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Senate Legislation, Youth, Youth Services|

CWLA believes 2021 is the year to deliver citizenship for Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, farm workers and essential workers and their families who stepped up to support our country throughout the pandemic while

2607, 2021

Over Million Children Worldwide Lose Primary Caregiver Due to Pandemic

By |July 26th, 2021|Categories: Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Health, Health Care, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, Kinship Care, People, Placement & Permanency, Research|

A new study by The Lancet, Global minimum estimates of children affected by COVID-19-associated orphanhood and deaths of caregivers: a modelling study, determined that over

2607, 2021

ACF Seeks Feedback Clearinghouse Handbook

By |July 26th, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Home News, House legislation, Legislation, Out-of-Home Care, People, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Senate Legislation|

The Administration is seeking feedback on potential improvements to the Family First Prevention Services Clearinghouse handbook. The request for comments was posted on July 15, 2021, on the Federal Register. The deadline for comments is August

2607, 2021

Capitol Hill Briefing on Maternal Mortality and Intimate Partner Violence

By |July 26th, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Health, Health Care, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Infants and Toddlers, Legislation, People, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Research, Senate Legislation|

The National Health Collaborative on Violence and AbuseAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Futures Without

2607, 2021

Legislative Action to Prioritize Criminal Justice Reform for Children

By |July 26th, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Legislation, Older Youth, Out-of-Home Care, People, Placement & Permanency, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, State, Youth, Youth Services|

Human Rights for Kids hosted a conversation entitled Treat Kids Like Kids: Why Congress Must Prioritize Criminal Justice Reform for ChildrenThe event featured both professionals and individuals with lived experience. They highlighted a series of

 

 

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