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CA: Grand jury report IDs county as ‘focal point’ of concern in child abuse investigations
Eureka Times-Standard – June 01, 2017
The first of two Humboldt County Grand Jury reports released this week states the county agency tasked with investigating thousands of reports of child abuse and neglect each year is failing in its duties and could be placing children at risk.
CA: Pilot Program Combines Housing and Employment to Brighten Futures for Older Foster Youth (Press release)
Strategic Acquisitions, Inc. (SAI) – June 01, 2017
“Hope Givers” visionary Tony Hershman founded the pilot program and ground-breaking partnership between Strategic Acquisitions, Inc. (SAI) of Westlake Village, Women of Substance & Men of Honor, and Foster VC Kids. This comprehensive pilot program launched in December 2016 to give former foster youth an opportunity for the bright future they deserve.
CA: Examining How California Responds to Parental Substance Use Disorder
Chronicle of Social Change – June 08, 2017
A new research brief from the California Child Welfare Co-investment Partnership looks at the impact of substance abuse on families entering California’s child welfare system. The brief identifies several promising strategies such as treatment plans, recovery plans, recovery coaches and community-based treatment. Effective programs are highlighted, including the Alameda County Family Drug Court, sobriety treatment and recovery teams, the parent-child assistance program and residential treatment.
Research Brief: A Matter of Substance Challenges and Responses to Parental Substance Use in Child Welfare: http://co-invest.org/home/wp-content/uploads/CCW_Co-Invest_Insights_DIGITAL_FINAL_060617.pdf
CA: Follow Foster Kids into Adulthood to Ensure System Works, Grand Jury Urges
Times of San Diego – June 07, 2017
The county of San Diego should partner with a local university to study the impact of its child welfare policies and programs on foster youth who have aged out of the system, the county grand jury recommended Tuesday.
CA: Who cares when children are taken from home to foster home – and abused? (Opinion)
San Francisco Bay View – June 03, 2017
There are strict terms and conditions intended to protect children from unnecessary removals and to protect the American taxpayers from fraud. However, there is hardly any oversight or enforcement of the state and federal guidelines and laws designed to ensure that children’s rights are upheld. Further impacting the abuses are the rules of confidentiality that serve to shield CPS and dependency courts from scrutiny.
CA: Break the sad cycle of foster kids having foster kids (Opinion)
Fresno Bee – June 05, 2017
More than half of young women in foster care in California will have been pregnant at least once by 19, a rate that is three times greater than for non-foster youths, according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
CA: Number of juveniles gaining special immigration status from federal authorities doubled in 2016
San Diego Union-Tribune – May 28, 2017
The sharp increases are a reflection of the unprecedented surge in children – known under immigration laws as unaccompanied minors – who have flooded to the nation’s Southwest border since 2011.
CA: Grand jury: Humboldt County kids ‘ill-served’ by system meant to protect them (Press release)
Eureka Times-Standard – May 30, 2017
Child abuse and how it is addressed by schools, law enforcement, and County agencies, such as DHHS’ Child Welfare Services is an explosive issue. The Grand Jury confesses that in investigating complaints from school district professionals, it was alarmed to see a social services system that was so structured that at times it seemed dysfunctional. That dysfunction concerned our investigators because children’s lives are at stake everyday.
CA: Risk, Not Substantiation, Should Drive Services to Families (Opinion)
Chronicle of Social Change – May 30, 2017
OCP recommended that DCFS’ policy for cases where the SDM risk level is high or very high, but referral allegations are unfounded or inconclusive, should be revised so efforts are made to connect the family with voluntary services and supports.
CA: Cisco : Boys Town Selects Cisco ACI (Press release)
4-Traders – May 30, 2017
Boys Town is enhancing its IT foundation for the future by adopting Cisco ACI ™ as its core software-defined networking (SDN) solution for the two data centers that support the Boys Town village, 12 sites across the United States, and a host of web-based programs. The Cisco® ACI infrastructure will also help Boys Town provide services to partner organizations that help in its mission to serve children and families.
CA: How LA County Began to Face Its Big Problem With Youth Being Sex-Trafficked (Includes video)
Youth Today – May 29, 2017
Michelle Guymon is director of the Child Trafficking Unit for the Los Angeles County Probation Department and is part of the group that aims to make LA’s efforts to combat child sex trafficking a model for the nation.
CA: Foster kids spend the day shadowing California members of Congress (Scroll down page for article)
Los Angeles Times – May 24, 2017
On Wednesday, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) spoke about Jimenez and the more than 100 other young people participating in the Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Program in a speech on the House floor. Bass started the Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Program six years ago, during her first term in Congress. The program has grown and now the National Foster Youth Institute runs the all-expenses-paid program along with several foster support groups.
CA: Want to Help California Foster Youth Succeed in School? Start with SB 233
Chronicle of Social Change – May 24, 2017
According to an influential report by WestEd and the Stuart Foundation, California foster youth face an “invisible achievement gap,” scoring lower on statewide standardized tests and graduating at rates lower than their peers. Students in foster care are also more likely to be suspended or expelled.
Report: Invisible Achievement Gap: http://stuartfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/the-invisible-achievement-gap-report.pdf
CA: Schiff, Bishop Praise House Passage of Bipartisan Child Protection Improvements Act (Press release)
Office of Congressman Adam Schiff – May 23, 2017
On Monday evening, Congressmen Adam Schiff (CA-28) Mike Bishop’s (MI-08) bipartisan Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017 (CPIA), H.R. 695, passed the House by voice vote. CPIA ensures youth-serving organizations in every state can access FBI background checks for prospective staff and volunteers.
CA: Breaking Down Cultural Barriers in the Community (Press release)
San Diego County, CA – May 22, 2017
For nearly a decade, HHSA and the police department have been working together in this ethnically diverse community through a unique partnership that has a social worker like Ross maintain an office in the police department. It’s a connection that’s helping both HHSA and the El Cajon police adapt to the changing cultural landscape of the East County community.
CA: Child Welfare News Site Finalist in SoCal Journalism Awards (Press release)
PR Log – May 22, 2017
The Chronicle of Social Change and its writers have been selected as finalists in five categories for the Los Angeles Press Club’s 59th Southern California Journalism Awards. The winners will be announced at a June 25 awards ceremony.
CA: Chronicle investigation spurs calls to close foster care shelters
San Francisco Chronicle – May 22, 2017
The state attorney general’s office is looking into hundreds of dubious arrests at California’s shelters for abused and neglected children that were detailed last week in a San Francisco Chronicle investigative report.
Press Release: San Francisco Chronicle Publishes Investigative Report: How Shelters Turn Kids into Criminals: http://www.bizjournals.com/prnewswire/press_releases/2017/05/18/SF94083
Also: Dubious arrests, damaged lives: How shelters criminalize hundreds of children: http://projects.sfchronicle.com/2017/fostering-failure/
CA: Judges Demand Help for Underfunded Dependency Courts
Courthouse News Service – May 22, 2017
As California lawmakers feverishly negotiate the state budget, its judges are ramping up efforts to ensure justice for abused and neglected children by pushing for $22 million to help alleviate the crushing caseloads in dependency court.
Information Gateway resource: Courts: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/courts/
CA: CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety hits streets in Merced County gang raids
Inside CDCR – May 19, 2017
The former military base was bustling with activity as nearly 500 federal, state and local law enforcement personnel hit street gangs in pre-dawn raids, nabbing more than 50 Sureno gang members. One of the co-investigating agencies was CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety (OCS). According to the district attorney, the Child Protective Services (CPS) agency was very involved in the operation.
CA: Don’t criminalize foster youth (Opinion)
San Francisco Chronicle – May 19, 2017
California’s shelters for abused and neglected children are supposed to be temporary refuges for the state’s most vulnerable population. Instead, a Chronicle investigation has found that some of the state’s county-run shelters for foster children are serving less as refuges and more as incubators for the criminal justice system.
CA: Foster Youth Share Tough Transition Challenges at University of San Diego
NBC San Diego – May 19, 2017
Foster youth explained the immense challenges facing teenagers who age out of the foster care system at the University of San Diego Friday. “Right now, this time of year is a very difficult time for foster kids that are transitioning out of foster homes and into the real world. I know how scary it is and I was there,” said San Diego Councilmember Lorie Zapf at the event.
CA: Review of Children’s Trust Fund ongoing
Our Weekly, Los Angeles – May 19, 2017
County Supervisors voted this week to explore alternatives to the Children’s Trust Fund unit, a group within the Department of Children and Family Services charged with raising money to fund toys, summer camp and other extras for foster kids. A recent audit found that thousands of toys sat unused in a warehouse, funds were mismanaged and other gifts went missing.
CA: Children in debt: Sacramento County to stop charging kids for getting locked up in juvenile hall
News Review – May 18, 2017
The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors moved last month to end juvenile-justice fees-and write off those already levied but not paid-effective July 1. The April 11 vote occurred during the consent portion of the board’s agenda, meaning there was no discussion, no fanfare for a striking policy shift that will be far reaching.
CA: Santa Clara County sued by pediatrician fired in wake of toddler’s killing
Mercury News – May 18, 2017
A pediatrician who was one of two fired by Santa Clara County last year for allegedly failing to report glaring signs of abuse on a toddler – which may have spared the 2-year-old boy a horrific death had it come to light – has filed a lawsuit against the county, saying she was scapegoated for problems she was trying to fix.
CA: WORLDFLIX : New Swantry App Aimed at Billion Dollar European Child Protection Market (Press release)
WorldFlix – May 18, 2017
Swantry, a cutting-edge monitoring and control app that provides Parents, Schools, and Caregivers a secure way to monitor and set controls on children’s smartphones and tablets, is set for release in both the US and Europe and is expected to fulfill the exponentially growing need for child protection and privacy online.
CA: Yolo Supervisors OK draft document for child welfare services
Daily Democrat – May 18, 2017
Yolo Supervisors have taken action to address concerns about the local Child Welfare department. Tuesday morning the Board adopted an interim draft bypass policy and procedure to improve one aspect of public scrutiny.
CA: Dubious arrests, damaged lives: How shelters criminalize hundreds of children (Includes video)
San Francisco Chronicle – May 18, 2017
For the story, called “Fostering Failure,” The Chronicle’s Investigative Team acquired and analyzed thousands of calls to law enforcement agencies from the addresses of the state’s 10 children’s shelters. With the data from 2015 and 2016, plus more than 150 interviews, The Chronicle’s analysis reveals that children are regularly arrested and booked into juvenile hall for relatively minor offenses.
Also: San Francisco Chronicle Publishes Investigative Report: How Shelters Turn Kids into Criminals (Press release): http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/san-francisco-chronicle-publishes-investigative-report-how-shelters-turn-kids-into-criminals-300459728.html
CA: Can Churches Help Supply the Foster Homes L.A. County Needs?
Chronicle of Social Change – May 17, 2017
DCFS and other county leaders are hoping congregants at Holman and other houses of worship will take that support into their own homes. They hope more congregants can step up to the task of caring for children who have been removed from their family’s home due to abuse and neglect.
CA: Favoring Reunification for Children in Foster Care Is a Legal Mandate, Not Bias Against Foster Parents (Opinion)
Chronicle of Social Change – May 15, 2017
Federal and state laws governing child welfare agencies have long required that reasonable efforts be made to prevent the removal of children from their homes, and to reunify children with their families of origin when removal cannot be safely prevented. Beginning with the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980, federal policy has mandated that reunification be prioritized as the preferred permanency outcome for children who enter foster care due to abuse or neglect.
CA: PBS SoCal’s Social Impact Initiative “To Foster Change” Launches New Campaign for National Foster Care Month in May (Press release)
SSU Chronicle – May 15, 2017
PBS SoCal KOCE’s “To Foster Change,” a social impact initiative that aims to create understanding, inspire hope and motivate positive actions that change the realities and life outcomes for Southern California foster youth, launches the next phase of its campaign during National Foster Care Month. The campaign celebrates the great efforts of individuals and organizations who are improving the lives of foster youth across the region.
CA: State considers investing $100 million in home visits for new moms and their babies (Includes audio)
KPCC – May 15, 2017
A bill working its way through the state legislature would create a state-funded program to help new mothers in the first few months and years after the birth of their children. The CalWORKs Baby Wellness and Family Support Home Visiting Program would spend $100 million to offer home visits from nurses or social workers to new mothers who are living in poverty.
Information Gateway resource: Home Visiting: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/prevention-programs/homevisit/
CA: County considers disbanding child welfare donation unit after audit finds toys, funds unused and mismanaged
Los Angeles Times – May 14, 2017
The Board of Supervisors of Los Angeles County will consider a motion Tuesday to explore alternatives to the Children’s Trust Fund Unit, an arm of the Department of Children and Family Services that is charged with raising money for foster kids’ needs that aren’t covered by other sources. The trust fund has helped provide foster children with holiday gifts, quinceañera dresses and trips to summer camp, among other things.
CA: High Court to Hear Privacy Challenge to Child Abuse Reporting Law
Metropolitan News-Enterprise – May 12, 2017
The California Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether requiring therapists to notify authorities that their patients are accessing or viewing child pornography violates those patients’ constitutional rights to privacy.
CA: Recommendations for Improving Children’s Mental Health Care in California
Chronicle of Social Change – May 12, 2017
A new report from Young Minds Advocacy makes the case that the publicly funded mental health system for children in California needs a shake up.
Report: California’s Children and Youths’ System of Care: An Agenda to Transform Promises Into Practice: https://www.ymadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/An-Agenda-to-Transform-Promises-Into-Practice-YMA-2017-FINAL1.pdf
Information Gateway Resource: Collaboration With Mental Health Services: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/management/practice-improvement/collaboration/health/
CA: How the Next DCFS Director in L.A. County Can Find More Foster Parents (Opinion)
Chronicle of Social Change – May 11, 2017
Whoever is hired as the next director of Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will face a stiff challenge: how to recruit and retain high-quality foster parents.
CA: Report: Juvenile-Justice Fees Forcing Some CA Families Into Bankruptcy (Includes audio)
Public News Service – May 11, 2017
A new report finds that some California families are losing their homes and being driven into bankruptcy by the fees counties charge when kids get arrested – fees that nonetheless generate little to no profit for taxpayers.
Report: Making Families Pay: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Making-Families-Pay.pdf
CA: Los Angeles’ Next Child Welfare Director Needs Flexibility, Will to Collaborate (Opinion)
Chronicle of Social Change – May 10, 2017
The director of the Department of Children and Family Services sets the tone and vision for the functioning of the child welfare system throughout Los Angeles. As such, they must be savvy about making strategic use of existing fiscal structures to create a system that is innovative and able to withstand shifting political winds. The director must also create a culture that puts our families first and meets the needs of families so that the children in their care can be successful.
CA: Parent Mentoring Program in L.A. County Helps Reunify Families Separated by Foster Care
Chronicle of Social Change – May 09, 2017
Parents in Partnership (PIP) isn’t affiliated with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Instead, it’s a group of parents who have already successfully navigated the system and share their expertise with parents on the brink of losing their children to the system.
CA: Risky Business: A Child’s Death in L.A. Elicits More Questions than Answers
Chronicle of Social Change – May 09, 2017
Los Angeles County, home to the nation’s largest child welfare system, is grappling with how to measure and respond to the risk that a child will be abused.
CA: When Finding Educational Stability for Foster Youth, Maybe It Does Take a Village (Opinion)
Chronicle of Social Change – May 09, 2017
Why spend money transporting children for hours to their home school, instead of working harder and more creatively to find them placements in their home school’s district?
Also: L.A. Moves to Fill Educational Stability Gap for Foster Youth like Alex and Shirley: https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/featured/l-moves-fill-educational-stability-gap-foster-youth-like-alex-shirley/26693
CA: Racial Disparities in Child Welfare: Time for Some Critical Thinking (Opinion)
Chronicle of Social Change – May 08, 2017
Nobody disagrees that African Americans are more likely to be involved with child welfare and placed in foster care. In 2014, according to federal data, black children were 13.8 percent of the total child population in the United States. Yet, they constituted 22.6 percent of those identified as victims of maltreatment, and 24.3 percent of the children in foster care.
CA: LA County decision is victory for bumped-around foster kids
Daily Breeze – May 06, 2017
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a pilot program to ensure that students in foster care have transportation to their so-called “school of origin.”
CA: Hope and help for adolescent substance abuse
Ventura County Reporter – May 05, 2017
In a California Department of Education survey of Ventura County middle school and high school students, more than 30 percent admitted to having used alcohol or illegal drugs within the past month. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, almost 70 percent of high school students have tried alcohol and 50 percent have taken an illegal drug by the time they reach 12th grade. And it doesn’t always stop at one-time experimentation – according to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 1 in 20 U.S. adolescents needed treatment for substance abuse in the past year.
CA: Why this hit Netflix show has Sacramento schools worried about suicide (Opinion)
Sacramento Bee – May 05, 2017
The phrase “suicide tapes” has been slithering through school hallways in whispers and giggles around Sacramento, and counselors and principals are worried. Some fear the new slang – a reference to the hit Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” – could inspire possibly deadly behavior among suggestible children who watch the show.
Information Gateway resource: Cross-System Collaboration to Support Mental Health: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/bhw/collaboration/mh/
CA: Blood Lines: Relatives Not Always the Best Caregivers for Foster Youth (Opinion)
Chronicle of Social Change – May 03, 2017
Per state and federal law, the courts are in favor of reunification or relative placement. I understand that perspective, and I respect it, but from my personal experience, I cannot say it is always truly the best living situation for a child.
CA: Lack of foster care families is a growing concern in SLO County
New Times – May 03, 2017
Finding families like the Wards has become increasingly difficult, raising concerns about a critical shortage of individuals and families willing to take in youth from SLO County’s foster care system.
CA: Homeless count shows slight drop in population
Record Searchlight – May 02, 2017
In that breakdown were 951 men, 364 women and 104 children. He said the nonprofit is still sifting through its data to determine what happened, though it is known that among contributing factors are the heroin crisis and ongoing cutbacks in federal aid.
CA: County might expand services for the very young and the very old
San Diego Union-Tribune – May 01, 2017
Chief Administrative Officer Helen Robbins-Meyer is recommending new programs to help young victims of human trafficking, more prosecutors in the District Attorney’s office to fight this crime, and a new program that will match people in the juvenile justice system with mentors who have reformed after their own troubles.
CA: New Data Available on Children’s Behavioral Health Care Use in Medicaid
California Hospital Association – May 01, 2017
The Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. (CHCS) has released new data on behavioral health care use by children covered under the Medicaid program. Part of an upcoming report analyzing 2011 Medicaid claims, the data reflect that roughly 11 percent of children in Medicaid use behavioral health services.
Also: Data Update: Children’s Behavioral Health Care Use in Medicaid: http://www.chcs.org/data-update-childrens-behavioral-health-care-use-medicaid/
CA: Quota Clubs join together to make transitioning for homelessness a little fresher
OrovilleMR – May 01, 2017
In general the long-time mission of Quota Clubs is to serve the deaf and the hearing and speech impaired as well as disadvantaged women and children. With insurance often covering the services and equipment for the deaf, Pam Scott said the Gridley Club has focused more on women and children.
CA: State needs more foster homes, incentives for foster parents (Opinion)
Sacramento Bee – May 01, 2017
California is in dire need of more foster homes. In Los Angeles County, the number of foster homes decreased from more than 8,000 in 2005 to fewer than 4,000 in 2015; and the need for new foster homes is increasing.
CA: Responding to foster kids like Alex, LA County acts to protect educational stability
Fostering Media Connections – April 29, 2017
Research has shown that more than one-third of all foster youth will experience five or more school moves by the time they turn 18. Each move can cost four to six months of academic process. In California, researchers found that 58 percent of 12th-grade foster youth would complete high school that year, compared with 79 percent of low socioeconomic-status students and 84 percent of the general population.
CA: From Foster Care To Adoption: How New Laws Are Helping Kids Find Stable Homes (Includes audio)
Capital Public Radio – May 01, 2017
Of the 64,000 children in the foster care system in California, less than three percent are in the adoption phase. This year, the system is undergoing changes that may help more kids find a stable home life.
CA: Make it Happen makes a difference for transition-age foster youths
Davis Enterprise – April 30, 2017
While many receive government assistance to help cover expenses while they attend school or start working, most need help turning an apartment or rented room into something resembling a home. Enter Make it Happen for Yolo County.
CA: Looking for tech solutions to foster care’s problems (Includes audio)
KPCC – April 28, 2017
Can technology help solve some of the problems with LA County’s foster care system? That’s what a group of former foster kids, software developers, and officials from the county’s Department of Children and Family Services are getting together to figure out this weekend. A two-day hackathon devoted to foster care kicks off Friday afternoon and runs through the weekend at the Playa Vista offices of Fullscreen Media. About 250 people are expected to attend.
CA: New role for Army families
Desert Dispatch – April 27, 2017
In an effort to bring love and care into the lives of local neglected and abused children through foster care, the Barstow-based, nonprofit Greater Hope Foundation recently teamed with the Army’s National Training Center at Fort Irwin to implement an exciting new program.
CA: Basha requests reassignment; new judge to hear juvenile dependency matters
Davis Enterprise – April 28, 2017
Yolo County Superior Court Judge Steven Basha will cease hearing juvenile dependency matters effective in June, Presiding Judge Janet Gaard announced Thursday. The announcement came two days after the Yolo County Board of Supervisors voted to send a letter to Gaard requesting that Basha be reassigned.
CA: Board Votes 4-1 to Issue Request for Blanket Recusal of Judge Basha
Davis Enterprise – April 26, 2017
In a vote that perhaps surprised even Supervisor Matt Rexroad, who brought the issue forward, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to issue notice of filing a blanket Penal Code section 170.6 motion to remove Judge Steven Basha from presiding over Juvenile Dependency hearings. As Mr. Rexroad wrote in a letter, “Foster Parents strongly believed there is a ‘pervasive bias’ by Judge Basha and the court system towards birth parents and reunification. Those interviewed state that over his years on the bench, the Judge ‘has been outrageously pro reunification, and takes actions that negatively impact Foster Families.’
CA: Los Angeles’ Tech Community Steps up for Foster Youth
Chronicle of Social Change – April 26, 2017
Los Angeles is primed to be the region where startups not only grow quickly, but correctly; a place where tech resources and entrepreneurial thinking are applied to societal problems in a proactive and positive way, making L.A. the hub for collective progress for years to come.
CA: Fresno superior court gets grant to create juvenile human trafficking court
Fresno Bee – April 25, 2017
The Judicial Council of California awarded the Fresno County Superior Court a three-year, $383,651 grant to plan and implement a juvenile human trafficking court. The grant will go towards providing restorative treatment and support services for trafficked youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.
CA: Foster Mom Mentors Her Resource Parent Peers (Press release)
PR Log – April 24, 2017
The Peer Partner Educator Program that Thiele joined is new, launched in late 2016, as a kind of “been there, done that” mentorship program for experienced foster parents such as Thiele to provide a web of support in the form of phone calls, in-person mentoring, resource referrals and group support meetings for licensed Ventura County foster parents.
CA: East County Homelessness Increases 7% — and Nearly All Are Unsheltered
East Country Magazine – April 23, 2017
The annual count of San Diego County’s homeless population found 9,116 people living on the streets or in shelters, a 5 percent increase from last year countywide. Results were released Thursday from the Point-in-Time Count held in the early morning hours of January 27th. The effort is organized by the Regional Task Force on the Homeless.
CA: Yolo Crisis Nursery: Mom’s tale goes to heart of why nursery exists
Davis Enterprise – April 23, 2017
“This family really illustrates why we exist,” Sleuter says. “If a parent’s problems keep escalating, our goal is to intervene and de-escalate the crisis, providing support so the family can remain intact and the kids suffer as little trauma as much as possible.”
CA: Foster care center addresses addiction
Thousand Oaks Acorn – April 20, 2017
The residential facility is now the central service provider in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties for foster children with the greatest need: teens ages 11 to 17 whose behavioral problems make it difficult to place them with relatives or foster families, said Judy Webber, deputy director of the county’s children and family services department.
CA: Foster youth programs give students a place to heal and grow
Courier (Pasadena City College) – April 19, 2017
As overwhelming as college can be, students in foster care with no family support can find an exclusive community at PCC where their different challenges share a common thread.. Scholars Transitioning and Realizing Success (STARS) and Careregivers of Foster Youth (CAFYES) are two foster youth programs that aim to serve as a safe haven for previous and current foster youth students, helping them reach their dreams, goals, and potential.
CA: Mendocino County Family and Children Services in ‘crisis’
Ukiah Daily Journal – April 19, 2017
Mendocino County’s Family and Children’s Services is in a state of crisis. That is according to an assessment by the Northern California Training Agency at UC Davis, as well as the department’s employees, who say they are overworked and receive no help in dealing with the stress and emotional burden inherent to the job.
CA: Gold Coast Health Plan, Beacon collaborate to offer mental health services for Medi-Cal members (Press release)
Gold Coast Health Plan – April 17, 2017
Since Jan. 1, 2014, Medi-Cal expansion has allowed members with a “mild to moderate” impairment – like anxiety, depression and other disorders – to access mental health care under the benefit. Gold Coast Health Plan, Ventura County’s one and only Medi-Cal plan, offers clinical and mental health services through its behavioral health benefit manager Beacon Health Options.
CA: A ‘Generous’ Pathway to Citizenship, Foster Care
Chronicle of Social Change – April 18, 2017
The trophies displayed on the fireplace mantle of a stately Gothic mansion represent just some of the accomplishments of the kids at Casa Libre, an emergency and long-term shelter for undocumented homeless youth in Los Angeles’ MacArthur Park neighborhood. Federico Bustamante, the shelter’s program director, doesn’t measure success in terms of college scholarships or wrestling championships, although his graduates have earned both.
CA: Editorial: A rewarding way to help a foster child
Ventura County Star – April 18, 2017
There are other, less-known ways to help a foster child, and one worthy program is reaching out to the community this week in search of volunteers. If you have 10 to 15 hours a month to give to a foster child, we urge you to consider becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate.
CA: Social Services wants abuse to be a community conversation (Includes video)
KSEE – April 18, 2017
April is “National Child Abuse Prevention” month. Fresno County officials say 2,200 kids are currently under the court’s jurisdiction, but there is hope for those families. Zenaida Machuka helps them go through programs to get their lives back on track. “We work one on one with them, and we help them understand that child protective services does not want your kids. They want you to stay with your kids,” Machuka said.
CA: $30B proposed county budget highlights spending on homelessness, child welfare
My News LA – April 17, 2017
The spending blueprint also includes funding to hire 220 additional social workers to reduce child welfare caseloads, Chief Executive Officer Sachi Hamai told reporters.
CA: Clinton Foundation beginning to study child welfare in San Diego
San Diego Union-Tribune – April 17, 2017
The three-year effort is expected to help diagnose what the county does well to assist its most vulnerable children, where it needs improvement, and then recommend changes.
CA: L.A. County seeks to strengthen the safety net for its neediest residents with funding for the homeless, social workers and healthcare
Los Angeles Times – April 17, 2017
The total recommended budget for fiscal year 2017-2018, which begins July 1, is $30.02 billion, an increase of $137 million, or 0.5%, over last year’s budget. More than $600 million will go toward reducing and preventing homelessness, hiring new social workers, improving foster care, treating the county’s sickest patients and diverting individuals with mental illness from jail.
CA: He could have beaten his wife in Afghanistan, but here she fought back. And lost her kids (Includes video)
Sacramento Bee – April 16, 2017
The fighting escalated. The next day, she called 911 for help. She didn’t know how to get a restraining order against her husband. She didn’t know her case would be turned over to Sacramento County Child Protective Services. She didn’t know she would lose the custody of her children.
CA: Babies on Drugs: Another Sad Chapter in California’s Opioid Saga
inewsource – April 17, 2017
State and county health officials couldn’t say what is behind the spike other than more pregnant women are using addictive drugs. But other possible explanations include clinical policy changes that promote more aggressive infant and mother screening, expanded definitions of populations at high risk, and a new national diagnostic coding system that took effect Oct. 1, 2015.
CA: Shortage of Foster Parents Reaching Critical
Santa Barbara Independent – April 14, 2017
It should go without saying – regardless of political affiliation – it is far better for our communities to solve local needs rather than depend upon the government. Right now on the Central Coast there is a significant need which needs families and individuals to rally together to solve!
CA: Fostering a world of love for youth in need this Foster Care Month (Press release)
PRLog – April 11, 2017
Aspiranet is one of the earliest adopters of CCR, which puts the nonprofit at the forefront of child welfare best practices. Through its holistic, family-focused approach, Aspiranet’s unique breadth and depth of services for children and youth, from birth to childhood, help more than 10,000 children in families thrive per year.
CA: On children, fairgrounds and tennis courts
Union Democrat – April 07, 2017
Protecting children – A decrease of almost 200 reported cases in child abuse year over year is something to be proud of for all of Tuolumne County citizens. Child Welfare Services deserves much of the credit but as with most pressing community problems no one acts alone. The program manager for the agency was careful to say partnerships with Infant Child Enrichment Services, the District Attorney’s Office and law enforcement are vital in fighting for children whose lives are not happy, not healthy.
CA: Inyo HHS Director Jean Turner to retire (Press release)
Inyo County Health and Human Services – April 05, 2017
Jean Turner, longtime Director of Inyo County Health and Human Services, has announced she will be retiring in June after three decades with the department. She has served as HHS Director for the past 14 years.
CA: Bill to Ban Prosecution of Kids Under 12 Gets Hearing Today (Includes audio)
Public News Service – April 04, 2017
A bill to keep children under 12 out of the juvenile court system gets a hearing before the state Senate Public Safety Committee today. SB 439 would instead require that children 11 or younger be referred to child protective services and thus be spared time in juvenile hall and have no criminal record.
CA: L.A. Board of Supes Considers Greater Accountability of Social Workers and Probation Officers
Chronicle of Social Change – April 03, 2017
Tomorrow the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider a change to the county’s disciplinary review process that they hope will hold county employees who work with vulnerable children to a higher standard.
CA: Pinwheels put child abuse back under spotlight
Santa Maria Times – April 03, 2017
For the second straight year, child safety advocates are attempting to raise awareness about child abuse with a glittery garden, of sorts, on a section of lawn outside Lompoc’s City Hall.
Mar 30, 2017 – HEMET, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a 7-month-old girl at a Southern California daycare that appears to be …
Jan 20, 2017 – State public health officials on Friday morning reported the first death of a child in this year’s flu season. The death was in Riverside County.
An LA County Department of Children and Family Services supervisor who was fired in the wake of the torture death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez will be …
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The Jahi McMath case centers on a teenaged girl who was declared brain dead in California … According to McMath’s doctors at Children’s Hospital Oakland, the loss of blood circulation caused whole brain death. On December 12, 2013, her …
Jan 17, 2017 – RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA – A 12-year-old child hospitalized for the flu died, and is the county’s first flu-related death of the season, public …
Apr 5, 2017 – Sophia Caraveo’s aunt, 20-year-old Santa Pablo, is accused of murdering the child by suffocating her to death.
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Dec 23, 2016 – Bradley James Engman, 23, the father of Walker Engman, was arrested on suspicion of murder, child abuse and child endangerment.
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Apr 5, 2017 – Jack Castellow discuss Tuesday morning events surrounding the death of a 4-year-oldchild. An aunt was later arrested on suspicion of murder.
Feb 15, 2017 – UPDATE (Feb. 16,2017, 8:19 a.m.): According to the coroner’s office, Ariel Shoreque has been identified as the baby boy found unresponsive in …
Jan 20, 2017 – — Two foster parents are charged with murder after a 2-year-old girl died in their care. The foster mother, Jennifer Rosenbaum, insists Laila Marie Daniel choked on a piece of chicken. But on Thursday, a Henry County grand jury indicted both Jennifer and Joseph Rosenbaum for …
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Oct 13, 2016 – The heartbreaking death of a Fresno baby on Tuesday marks the first childhood heatstroke related car death in California this year.
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Dec 6, 2016 – San Diego Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday confirmed that Homicide investigators are looking into the death of a child in Alpine.
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Nov 11, 2016 – A startling statistic has revealed that an infant dies in their sleep every week in LA County. Carolyn Johnson reports for the NBC4 News on Friday, Nov. … Hospital Los Angeles and chairman of the California SIDS Advisory Council. … its new report on SIDS and other sleep-relatedinfant deaths, giving a …
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Jan 3, 2017 – As part of the state’s Continuum of Care Reform, the face of foster care is changing inCalifornia as a result of new legislation, AB 403, effective …
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Nov 16, 2016 – Banning-Beaumont, CA – The county is working to stay in compliance with changes in state law that stiffen the licensing process for caregivers.
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Dec 30, 2016 – State Democrats say the new law will keep child prostitutes from being prosecuted … 1, prostitution by minors will be legal in California. … “The law is supposed to protect vulnerable childrenfrom adult abuse, yet we brand kids …
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