CYF Update

CYF Update

How to improve support for parents in crisis and youth in foster care, analysis of how COVID prolonged foster care stays for thousands, and how paid family leave can strengthen the STEM field by strengthening the STEM workforce.

CYF Update

Senators introduce bill to curb child welfare worker burnout, CMS data shows vulnerable Americans are forgoing mental health care during the pandemic, and how early childhood development and lifelong health are deeply intertwined.

CYF Update

Details of the American Families Plan, online child welfare trainings, and a scoping review and expanded conceptual framework for climate change and child health.

CYF Update

How virtual reality training can help combat racial bias, foster care and juvenile justice systems increase youth homelessness, and many say now is the time to fight racial bias in foster care.

CYF Update

The Improving Adoption Outcomes and Affordability Act gains support, stimulus-enhanced child tax credits should start flowing in July, and a novel effort to see how poverty affects young brains.

CYF Update

Lutheran Services in America to host a webinar about understanding the impact of systemic racism on Black families, the IRS warns of potential delays for major child poverty initiative in $1.9 trillion stimulus, and migrant children in U.S. custody hits a new high since the start of data releases.

CYF Update

The House passes a sweeping child abuse prevention bill, the USDA extends free meals to children through the summer, and a look at how COVID-19 supercharged a foster system crisis.

CYF Update

Senator introduces legislation to help children and families faced with homelessness, the National Foster Care Month website is now live, and the experiences of older youth in and aged out of foster care during COVID-19.

CYF Update

Studies highlight 'unprecedented and unique dangers' for children during COVID-19, ACF updates child care and development waiver approvals, and strategies to support children exposed to violence.

CYF Update

House committee introduces bipartisan legislation to strengthen prevention and treatment of child abuse, anti-poverty policies can reduce reports of child neglect, and how jurisdictions can keep youth out of the deep end of local juvenile justice systems.

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