The President’s Budget 2025

This year the President’s budget was released on Monday, March 11, 2024. The fiscal year (FY) 2025 budget begins on October 1, 2024. This is the fourth budget for the Biden Administration. Due to the unusual FY 2024 budget situation, it was delayed by one month from the statutory first Monday in February outlined under

Promoting Health Equity Webinar

On February 27th, Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), in partnership with the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), hosted a panel-led webinar entitled “Promoting Health Equity Through Economic Opportunity.” The webinar highlighted discussion around the impact economic stability or mobility can have on a family’s overall health and well-being. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, a plethora of families

Child Maltreatment Report 2022

On January 29, 2024, the Children’s Bureau released the annual child abuse and neglect report: Child Maltreatment 2022. This year’s report shows a continued decrease in child maltreatment; it reveals that of the nationally estimated 3,096,101 children who were the subject of a child welfare agency response in FY 2022, 558,899 children were determined to

Housing Supports and Child Welfare Involvement

On January 30, 2024, Chapin Hall held a webinar titled Decreasing Child Welfare Involvement through Housing Supports: An Evaluation of Bringing Families Home (BFH). Senior research fellow Amy Dworsky started the webinar by explaining that families experiencing homelessness have a higher risk of child welfare involvement than similar families with low income with stable housing.

CDC: The Role of Research in Gun Violence Prevention

The Center for Disease Control and Prevent (CDC) and Community Action Justice Fund hosted a webinar about the role of research in Gun Violence Prevention. Derrick Gerwin of the CDC reported that gun violence is a serious problem in the US and a major cause of injury. Additionally, Dr Hanni Buggs from the Black and

State of LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Child Welfare: Report

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced the release of the All Children - All Families team's latest report, The State of LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Child Welfare. As is highlighted in the report, we are ecstatic to announce that the ACAF program reached a record-breaking 172 child welfare agencies employing over 30,500 professionals and serving more than

Survey of Congressional Priorities Across Race

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies released a new report entitled “Building a More Inclusive Agenda: A Survey of Congressional Priorities Across Race”. Looking at how diversity benefits society as a whole and the ways that race-conscious policies benefit historically underserved racial and ethnic groups underscores how important it is to promote equality.

The Intersection of Housing and Food Insecurities: Webinar

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) hosted a webinar on November 16, 2023, entitled "Fighting Hunger with Housing: Actions and Updates for Advocates." They explored the connection between a lack of housing security and food stability, and the adverse health impacts resulting from the inability to afford and access reliable food sources. Hunger and

Public Funding for Children and Youth: Interactive Data

Children’s Funding Project held a webinar entitled, “National Funding for Children and Youth” to launch their report on their pilot State Child and Youth Fiscal Map Cohort platform. The map includes data for Alaska, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and New York on where their

National Survey on Economic and Concrete Supports

Chapin Hall, in collaboration with the American Public Human Services Association, developed and administered a national landscape survey of child welfare leaders to better understand state leaders’ perceptions and practices regarding the use of economic and concrete supports in preventing involvement with the child welfare system. According to the survey results, respondents believe both the

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