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2405, 2021

Full Budget This Week, Appropriation on Tap For Summer

By |May 24th, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Disproportionality, Early Childhood, Education, Family & Community Support, General, Grants, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Infants and Toddlers, Legislation, Maltreatment Prevention, People, Permanency, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Senate Legislation|

The Biden Administration will release its first full budget on Thursday, May 27, 2021.  The release of the budget fills in the blanks from the broad overview the Administration released on April 9.  That

2405, 2021

CWLA Submits Testimony On Key Issues For House Committee

By |May 24th, 2021|Categories: Adoption, Advocacy, Budget Policy, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Disproportionality, Early Childhood, Education, 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, Maltreatment Prevention, Out-of-Home Care, People, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Research, Reunification, Senate Legislation, State|

On May 12, 2021, the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support held a hearing on “Making a Difference for Families and Foster Youth.” The hearing was intended as a review of potential

2405, 2021

Education Challenges for Children in Foster Care, Homeless Examined

By |May 24th, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Child Rights, Children's Monitor, Education, Family & Community Support, Home News, Out-of-Home Care, Placement & Permanency, Protecting Youth & Families|

On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education of the House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing, “Picking up the Pieces: Strengthening Connections with Students Experiencing Homelessness and

2405, 2021

Parental Ed Concerns for Children With Learning Disabilities Post-Pandemic

By |May 24th, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Children's Monitor, Education, Family & Community Support, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, Infants and Toddlers, Legislation, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Research, Senate Legislation, State, Youth|

The nonprofit, Understood, that focuses on programs for families, educators, and young adults to better address learning and workplace disabilities released a survey last week that indicates that in the remote learning environment, nearly

2405, 2021

What CWLA Said About Education and Foster Care

By |May 24th, 2021|Categories: Advocacy, Budget, Children's Monitor, Early Childhood, Education, 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, Research, Senate Legislation, State, Youth|

In submitting our testimony to the House Subcommittee on Family and Worker Support this is what we said about education issues:

 

As we emerge from the pandemic, assessments will need to be made of the current

2405, 2021

Treasury Prepares for July 15 Start of Child Tax Credit (CTC)

By |May 24th, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget Policy, Child Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Early Childhood, Family & Community Support, General, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Infants and Toddlers, Legislation, People, Permanency, Prevention, Research, Senate Legislation|

On Monday, May 17, 2021, the US Department of Treasury (along with the Internal Revenue Service/IRS) announced that the first installment of the expanded CTC would start on July 15, 2021.  Treasury also announced that

2405, 2021

HELP Committee Shows Partisan Divide on Family and Medical Leave

By |May 24th, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Children's Monitor, Early Childhood, Family & Community Support, Health Care, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Infants and Toddlers, Legislation, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Senate Legislation, State|

On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, the Senate HELP Committee focused on proposals for expanded Family and Medical Leave and comments and statements by members showed a divide between Committee Democrats and Republicans.  Committee Chair, Senator

1705, 2021

House Subcommittee Focus on Child Welfare During National Foster Care Month

By |May 17th, 2021|Categories: Administration, Adoption, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Child Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Disproportionality, Education, Family & Community Support, General, Health, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Indian Child Welfare, Infants and Toddlers, Kinship Care, Kinship Care, Legislation, LGBTQ Issues in Child Welfare, Maltreatment Prevention, Older Youth, Out-of-Home Care, People, Placement & Permanency, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Reunification, Senate Legislation, State|

The Ways and Means Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support held a hearing on “Making a Difference for Families and Foster Youth.” The hearing was intended as a review of potential

1705, 2021

What Are the IV-B Programs?

By |May 17th, 2021|Categories: Administration, Adoption, Budget, Budget Policy, Child Abuse, 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, Kinship Care, Kinship Care, Legislation, Out-of-Home Care, People, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Research, Reunification, Senate Legislation, State|

There are two child welfare programs created under Title IV-B of the Social Security Act. Despite the call for flexible funding through child welfare, these two programs have been around for decades and provide very

1705, 2021

Washington Waits on Negotiations

By |May 17th, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Children's Monitor, Family & Community Support, General, Home News, House legislation, Infants and Toddlers, Legislation, People, Permanency, Senate Legislation|

This past week President Biden met with Republican and Democratic leaders to discuss how to move forward on an infrastructure bill.

 

The negotiations are vital because, over the remaining weeks of May, such discussions will determine

1705, 2021

Let’s get more communities and families digitally connected

By |May 17th, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Budget, Budget Policy, Children's Monitor, Education, Family & Community Support, General, Grants, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, People, State|

Reliable and affordable access to the internet is essential for everything from scheduling health care appointments to ensuring students have the necessary tools for remote learning. Unfortunately, people in the United States pay some of

1005, 2021

Join Us for CWLA’s 2021 Virtual Hill Day

By |May 10th, 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, Health Care, 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, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Research, Reunification, Senate Legislation, State, Youth|

There are three key points for CWLA members this week: Make the Child Tax Credit Permanent which would make the CTC fully refundable, even for low-income

1005, 2021

CWLA HOT Topic: Racial Equity in Child Welfare—Address the Roadblocks

By |May 10th, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Adoption, Advocacy, Children's Monitor, Disproportionality, Family & Community Support, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Infants and Toddlers, Kinship Care, Kinship Care, Legislation, Older Youth, Out-of-Home Care, People, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Research, Reunification, Senate Legislation, State|

The past year has focused needed attention on racial inequity. The death of George Floyd and many others have focused greater attention on racial inequality across this country. This inequity extends to child welfare. This 

1005, 2021

CWLA Hot Topic: Child Tax Credit is a Child Welfare Issue, Here’s Why

By |May 10th, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Adoption, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Child Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Disproportionality, Early Childhood, Family & Community Support, Grants, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Indian Child Welfare, Infants and Toddlers, Kinship Care, Legislation, Maltreatment Prevention, Older Youth, Out-of-Home Care, People, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Research, Reunification, Senate Legislation, State, Youth|

Before President Biden’s signed the American Rescue Plan, 27 million children did not receive the child tax credit as a result of low parental income. During the pandemic, child poverty reached

1005, 2021

CWLA Hot Topic: Save Child Care

By |May 10th, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Early Childhood, Education, Family & Community Support, General, Grants, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Infants and Toddlers, People, Placement & Permanency, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Senate Legislation, State|

The COVID-19 pandemic just exacerbated the child care industry, which is vital for working parents. The child care industry has historically been underfunded and outrageously expensive for most American families and making access to quality

1005, 2021

Commissioner Aysha Schomburg Opens CWLA’s 2021 Virtual Conference

By |May 10th, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Adoption, Advocacy, Child Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Disproportionality, Family & Community Support, General, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, Indian Child Welfare, Infants and Toddlers, Kinship Care, Kinship Care, LGBTQ Issues in Child Welfare, Maltreatment Prevention, Older Youth, Out-of-Home Care, People, Permanency, Placement & Permanency, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Research, Reunification, State, Youth Services|

Aysha Schomburg, Associate Commissioner for the Children’s Bureau, helped to open CWLA’s successful 2021 virtual conference on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. In her opening remarks to CWLA attendees, she discussed her experiences over the past

1005, 2021

DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN? File Your Taxes NOW to claim your Child Tax Credit and receive monthly checks starting in July

By |May 10th, 2021|Categories: 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, Infants and Toddlers, Legislation, People, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Senate Legislation, State|

To help families cover their children’s basic needs, Congress expanded the Child Tax Credit for 2021. The IRS will be sending out monthly checks to families with children, starting in July. Families can receive up

1005, 2021

Drug Overdose Death Skyrocket in Pandemic

By |May 10th, 2021|Categories: 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, People, Protecting Youth & Families, Research, State|

Last month the Centers on Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data that indicates that drug overdoses in this country reached an all-time high of 90,000

305, 2021

Join Us: CWLA 2021 Virtual Hill Day

By |May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Child Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Disproportionality, Early Childhood, Education, Family & Community Support, General, Grants, 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, Race, Culture & Identity, Senate Legislation, State, Youth|

Following CWLA’s 2021 Virtual Conference this week, will be our Virtual Hill Day on Wednesday, May 12th, in which we are asking CWLA members and Conference registrants to go to Capitol

305, 2021

President Outlines His American Family Plan

By |May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Child Abuse, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Disproportionality, Early Childhood, Education, Family & Community Support, General, Grants, 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, Race, Culture & Identity, Senate Legislation, State|

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, President Joe Biden used his first speech to a joint session of Congress to outline his “American Family Plan.” The plan is designed to complement or

305, 2021

DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN? File Your Taxes NOW to claim your Child Tax Credit and receive monthly checks starting in July

By |May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Children's Monitor, Disproportionality, Early Childhood, Family & Community Support, General, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, Infants and Toddlers, Older Youth, People, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, State|

To help families cover their children’s basic needs, Congress expanded the Child Tax Credit for 2021. The IRS will be sending out monthly checks to families with children, starting in July. Families can receive up

305, 2021

Ways and Means Committee Chair Introduces Package of Family Supports

By |May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Administration, Administration, Advocacy, Budget, Budget Policy, Children's Monitor, Early Childhood, Education, Family & Community Support, General, Grants, Healthy Growth & Development, Healthy Growth & Development in Child Welfare, Home News, House legislation, Infants and Toddlers, Legislation, People, Prevention, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, State|

A day before President Biden’s speech to a joint session of Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA), Chair of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee announced the release of the Building an Economy for Families Act (

305, 2021

Bipartisan Immigration Bill Introduced

By |May 3rd, 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, People, Protecting Youth & Families, Race, Culture & Identity, Senate Legislation, State|

On Thursday, April 22, 2021, a bipartisan cross-section of the Senate and House members announced legislation to address immigration, specifically unaccompanied minors crossing the US-Mexico border.

 

The key sponsors (S 1358-Border Solutions Act) include Senator John

 

 

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