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Recruiting Foster Families in America's Biggest Cities
A look at how New York City and Los Angeles County go about the challenging of recruiting, training and retaining foster parents in the big city.
Caring for Our Caregivers
Ali Caliendo fears we are leaving far too many kinship caregivers unsupported, putting them and the children they take in at great risk.
The Top Ten Ways to Lose A Foster Parent
Jenn Rexroad shares her view on the top ten ways a child welfare agency can run off quality foster parents.
California’s $140 Million Bet on Foster Parent Recruitment
California has spent about $140 million over the past three-plus years to find foster parents for California’s most vulnerable children, but some are worried that some of these funds were little more than a giveaway to county child welfare departments, with little oversight from the state and an uncertain impact.
Why Keeping Current Foster Parents Can Be More Important Than Recruiting New Ones
Just as you would not begin filling the bathtub without first stopping the drain, the retention of resource families should be addressed prior to or in tandem with recruitment.
Keeping Newborns Home with Voluntary Home Visits
Most states have seen the number of newborns removed into foster care increase in recent years, as the opioid crisis has challenged child welfare systems with tough decisions. In New York, state leaders credit a voluntary home visiting program for sending its numbers in the other direction.