Month: July 2013

Conference Shines Light on Foster Care Reform

Many events cover foster care issues, but on July 29, the GRACE organization in coordination with Congresswoman Karen Bass held a standout conference titled “Improving Outcomes for Foster Youth in California.” The convening focused on three critical areas: –Improving the recruitment, training and support for foster parents –Improving comprehensive care for foster youth requiring intensive …

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Affordable Care Act Expands Coverage for Former Foster Youth

On June 27, in response to the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), Governor Brown signed SBx1 1 and AB 82, two significant pieces of legislation for California former foster youth. SBx1 1 extended Medi-Cal to former foster youth until age 26 and AB 82 implemented the Medi-Cal extension early for a limited population of former …

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CA Budget Gives Schools Money for Foster Youth

On June 13, 2013, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 91, a trailer bill for California’s 2013-14 budget.  SB 91 preserved California’s Foster Youth Services (FYS) program at the current funding level of $15 million.  These funds will allow FYS to ensure that county offices of education continue to coordinate educational services and supports for …

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Supporting Relatives Improves Care for At-Risk Children

A primary goal of our child welfare system is to keep children with family where they are more likely to be comfortable and thrive. Another goal is to meet children’s individualized needs with appropriate services and supports. Yet when children are placed with family, their services and supports are not based on need. The numbers …

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