Highlights from CWLA’s weekly publication dedicated to summarizing federal policy in progress and analyzing its impact on child welfare.


Family and Medical Paid Leave

An earlier piece of reconciliation adopted through the House Ways and Means Committee is the creation of a paid family and medical leave program.  The version the House Committee has envisioned could start as early as 2023,

Treasury Releases Study Child Care

Last Wednesday, September 15, 2021, the United States Department of Treasury released a study on the significance of child care to the U.S. economy and to families. The report, The Economics of Child Care Supply in

Title IV-E Funding for Family-Based Substance Use Disorders Facilities

ASPE released a new brief, How Some States Use Title IV-E Foster Care Funding for Family-based Facilities that Treat Substance Use Disorders, highlighting four states, California, Minnesota, Montana, and Utah. The Family First Prevention Services

Planning Title IV-E Prevention Services: A Toolkit for States

Mathematica Planning Title IV-E Prevention Services: A Toolkit for States includes a section on Identifying and Engaging Partners in implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA). With states at various stages of successfully

Helping Foster Youth Transition to Adulthood

On September 13, 2021, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) event, On Their Own Two Feet: Helping Foster Youth Transition to Adulthood, examined how to improve outcomes for young adults in the child welfare system. The

Child Advocates Call on Congress to Extend Chafee (Pandemic Relief Funding)

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, the National Foster Youth Institute (NFYI) hosted a Congressional Briefing with Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth Co-chair, Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI). Kenneth Chancey, Policy Manager of NFYI, organized this Congressional Briefing to highlight H.R. 5167. In this


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