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103, 2021

Senate Likely to Take Up Reconciliation Package This Week

By |March 1st, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Child Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Education, Family & Community Support, General, Grants, Health, Health Care, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Immigration, Indian Child Welfare, Infants and Toddlers, Legislation, Maltreatment Prevention, People, Placement & Permanency, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Senate Legislation, State|

Senate Democrats are hopeful they can complete action on the COVID-19 relief/reconciliation legislation sometime late this week. The goal is to have a package on the President’s desk before extended unemployment runs out on March

103, 2021

ACF Allocations Released for Chafee and Kinship Navigator Funds

By |March 1st, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Budget, Budget Policy, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Grants, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Older Youth, Out-of-Home Care, People, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Protecting Youth & Families, Senate Legislation, State, Youth, Youth Services|

On Monday, February 22, 2021, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) awarded the $344 million in additional Chafee program awards to states and participating territories and tribes.  Attached is an allotment table showing the

103, 2021

JooYeun Chang Appointed as Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at ACF

By |March 1st, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Budget, Budget Policy, Children's Monitor, Early Childhood, Family & Community Support, Grants, Health, Health Care, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, Infants and Toddlers, Kinship Care, Maltreatment Prevention, People, Placement & Permanency, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Youth Services|

On Thursday, February 24, 2021, the Administration for Children and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services announced JooYeun Chang’s appointment as the acting assistant secretary and principal deputy

103, 2021

Becerra Goes Before Two Senate Committees for Confirmation

By |March 1st, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Budget, Budget Policy, Child Abuse, Children's Monitor, Early Childhood, Health, Health Care, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, Immigration, Infants and Toddlers, Maltreatment Prevention, People, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Research, State, Youth Services|

On Tuesday, February 23, and Wednesday, February 24, 2021, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra testified before the Senate HELP and Finance Committees in order to get a confirmation vote before the

103, 2021

Biden Administration Moves to Remove Medicaid/Work Requirements From Court Docket

By |March 1st, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, 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, State|

On Tuesday, February 22, 2021, the Biden Administration moved to vacate the March Supreme Court hearing to consider whether or not the Trump Administration’s approval of work requirements through Medicaid waivers is legal. The Biden

103, 2021

NASADAD Presents Early Intervention Guide: Reaching Youth At Risk for Substance Use and Misuse

By |March 1st, 2021|Categories: Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Health, Health Care, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, Maltreatment Prevention, Older Youth, People, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Research, State, Youth|

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) presented their resource guide, Reaching Youth At Risk for Substance

103, 2021

New Jersey’s Experience in Providing Direct Assistance to Young People

By |March 1st, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, Older Youth, Out-of-Home Care, People, Placement & Permanency, Protecting Youth & Families, Research, State|

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, Foster Club and the Juvenile Law Center cohosted a webinar to support state advocates successfully implementing funds from the Consolidated Appropriations Act. This webinar focused on how New Jersey implemented

103, 2021

Former HHS Assistant Secretary, Lynn Johnson, Provides Advice for the Biden Administration on Faith-based Agencies

By |March 1st, 2021|Categories: Administration, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Home News, People, Placement & Permanency, Research|

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the National Review Institute hosted Lynn Johnson in her first public conversation since leaving Washington. Lynn Johnson served as the Assistant Secretary at HHS’s

103, 2021

Administration Give Priority to Small Businesses for PPP

By |March 1st, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Home News, House legislation, Legislation, People, Senate Legislation, State|

Last Wednesday, February 24, 2021, the Biden Administration opened a window of February 24 through March 9, 2021, for businesses (including non-profits) of 20 or less employees to apply for a second-round application for the

2202, 2021

Analysis of State Economies Show Government Job Loss

By |February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Home News, House legislation, People, Research, Senate Legislation, State|

The COVID-19 reconciliation bill moving through Congress would provide state and local governments with $350 billion in relief, and a new analysis by the Washington Post seems to demonstrate states will

2202, 2021

HealthCare.gov Special Enrollment Period 2021

By |February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, 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, State|

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created an emergency Special Enrollment Period (SEP) due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) that would allow individuals and families to apply and enroll in the

2202, 2021

HHS Study on Termination of Parental Rights and Adoptions

By |February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Adoption, Children's Monitor, Disproportionality, Family & Community Support, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, Infants and Toddlers, Older Youth, People, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Research, State, Youth, Youth Services|

Last week the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) released, Freeing Children for Adoption within the Adoption and Safe Families Act Timeline explores how frequently states make exceptions to the federal

2202, 2021

National Day of Action: Monday, February 22—Urge Congress to Pass the #AmericanRescuePlan

By |February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Child Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Early Childhood, Education, Family & Community Support, General, Grants, Health, Health Care, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Infants and Toddlers, Legislation, Maltreatment Prevention, People, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Senate Legislation, State, Youth Services|

CWLA will be joining FRAC, the Coalition on Human Needs, MomsRising, NETWORK Lobby, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, First Focus, many other leading anti-poverty organizations, and advocates across the

2202, 2021

Older Youth Pandemic Relief: Extension of Foster Care Services

By |February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, 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, Senate Legislation, State, Youth, Youth Services|

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Foster Club and the Juvenile Law Center co-hosted another Older Youth Pandemic Relief. This session discussed the extension of foster care services provisions from the Supporting Foster Youth and Families

2202, 2021

Democrats Formally Introduce Sweeping Immigration Bill

By |February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, 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, Senate Legislation, State, Youth|

On Thursday, February 18, 2021, Congressional Democrats introduced a sweeping immigration bill. Unveiled by Representative Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), this legislation is based on the proposal announced by President Biden

2202, 2021

HHS Reports Suggests Better Drug Treatment, Reduce Child Abuse

By |February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Child Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Health, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, Infants and Toddlers, Maltreatment Prevention, People, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Research, State|

Last week the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) released, Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder May Reduce Substantiated Cases of Child Abuse and NeglectThe report, which builds on earlier analysis

2202, 2021

Emergency Broadband Benefit

By |February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, General, Grants, Home News, House legislation, Legislation, Protecting Youth & Families, Senate Legislation|

Congress appropriated $3.2 billion for the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to develop a program to help U.S. households that are struggling with internet service during the pandemic.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount

1602, 2021

House Assembles Reconciliation, Many Priority Areas Funded

By |February 16th, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Adoption, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Child Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Child Rights, Child Welfare Workforce, Children's Monitor, Disproportionality, Early Childhood, Education, Family & Community Support, General, Grants, Health, Health Care, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Immigration, Indian Child Welfare, Indian Child Welfare, Infants and Toddlers, Juvenile Justice, Kinship Care, Kinship Care, Legislation, LGBTQ Issues in Child Welfare, Maltreatment Prevention, Older, Older Youth, Out-of-Home Care, People, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Research, Reunification, Senate Legislation, State, Youth, Youth Services|

Last week, nine House Committees acted on their parts of a reconciliation bill that will make up President Biden’s COVID-19 relief measure. Within the package are key CWLA priorities, including more than $39 billion in child

1602, 2021

11 Senators Re-Introduce the Emergency Family Stabilization Act

By |February 16th, 2021|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, Infants and Toddlers, Legislation, Maltreatment Prevention, People, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Senate Legislation, State|

Last week, the following Senators re-introduced the bipartisan Emergency Family Stabilization Act (EFSA) S.220: Senators Murkowski (R-AK), Manchin (D-WV), Collins (R-ME), Sinema (D-AZ), Shaheen (D-NH), Schatz (D-HI), Hassan (D-NH), Casey (D-PA), Hirono (D-HI), Kelly

1602, 2021

Dear Colleague Letter

By |February 16th, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Budget, 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, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Protecting Youth & Families, Senate Legislation, State, Youth, Youth Services|

Young people with experience in foster care have suffered significantly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Supporting Foster Youth and Families Through the Pandemic Act was passed on December 27, 2020 as part

1602, 2021

New Family First Clearinghouse Ratings Released in 2021

By |February 16th, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, Maltreatment Prevention, Older Youth, Out-of-Home Care, People, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Research, State, Youth|

On Wednesday, February 10, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) released four more Title IV-E Prevention Services programs and services ratings for the Title IV-E Prevention Services in accordance with

1602, 2021

Kinship Provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021

By |February 16th, 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, Kinship Care, Kinship Care, Legislation, People, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Research, Senate Legislation, State|

Generations United conducted a webinar on February 9, 2021, in collaboration with the Children’s Defense Fund and the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law. This webinar discussed the Consolidated Appropriations Act

 

 

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