Month: September 2020

Governor Signs AB 1979 to Improve Housing Stability for Youth in Extended Foster Care

Today, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1979—which supports youth participating in Extended Foster Care (EFC) by addressing housing stability and availability. The law, proudly co-sponsored by the Alliance for Children’s Rights and authored by Assemblymember Friedman (D-43), focuses on the impacts of the pandemic on foster youth by supporting programs that address the new challenges …

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Identifying the Needs of Caregivers and Children During Distance Learning

The Alliance for Children’s Rights recently surveyed caregivers and service providers on the needs of caregivers and students during the ongoing school closures. Over 200 respondents shared with us the challenges they are facing while caring for children who are participating in distance learning. Caregivers provided input and suggestions on potential trainings, extracurricular activities, special …

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GAO Report Highlights Needs of Relative Caregivers

The Government Accountability Office recently issued a new report, Child Welfare and Aging Programs: HHS Could Enhance Support for Grandparents and Other Relative Caregivers, to examine: The numbers of grandparents and other kin serving as primary caregivers for children, and the reasons for that care Challenges kin caregivers face and how officials report addressing them …

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