LEAP Partners Adapt to Support Youth Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

youth that includes information on student employment opportunities, emergency child care options, low ... ; NMCAN invited leaders from the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department to participate ... income and employment opportunities; balancing work, child care and homeschooling responsibilities ... system. Some examples of the ways local LEAP partners are working with youth to respond to their needs

May 12, 2020

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To Do Better by Kids, Build a Bigger Bench of Loving, Caring, Supportive Adults

…Foster Parent Payments During COVID-19 How Child Welfare Leaders Can Help Older Youth During COVID-19 ... crisis. To help highlight the importance of supporting children and youth in foster care, as well ... a former foster parent of teenagers. This article highlights her experiences as a child welfare ... professional and a foster parent, and how they influenced her work to improve the lives of children

May 6, 2020

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Webinar Shows How to Develop a Preventive Child Welfare Practice Model

…In a recorded webinar, a child welfare leader discusses how to keep elements of a preventive ... Family First, a new paper from the Annie E. Casey Foundation that helps child welfare agencies develop ... . The webinar features an interview with Jacqueline O. McKnight, deputy director of child and family services ... series, Leading With Evidence: Informing Practice With Research, which focuses on how child welfare

May 4, 2020

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Using the Family First Act to Help Families With Substance Use Disorders

Children and Family Futures (CFF) and the Annie E. Casey Foundation recently partnered to host ... Disorder Provisions of the Family First Prevention Services Act: A Toolkit for Child Welfare and Treatment ... Stakeholders. The toolkit is designed to guide state child welfare and substance use disorder (SUD) leaders ... Foundation Nancy Young, executive director, Children and Family Futures Rebecca Robuck, policy director

May 4, 2020

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Village of Wisdom Transforms Classrooms into Equitable Learning Spaces

Children aren’t likely to thrive in classrooms and other learning environments that aren ... , is building evidence that bringing cultural relevance to learning settings for children of color leads ... are best positioned to gain trust in communities and address the structural barriers that can keep children ... a light on classroom discrimination Launched in 2014, Village of Wisdom has served about 400 children

May 4, 2020

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JDAI’s Deep-End Sites Safely and Significantly Reduce Rates of Youth Confinement

…. These results offer early evidence that communities can preserve public safety and hold youth accountable while ... helping to ensure that young people, especially youth of color, can recover from their mistakes and make ... a healthy transition into adulthood. Read or download Leading With Race to Reimagine Youth Justice ... also evokes the unfortunate reality that youth who are plunged into the deep end of the system often

May 4, 2020

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JDAI Core Strategies

…to expedite the flow of cases through the system;   reducing the number of youth detained for probation ... and practices that may disadvantage youth of color at various stages of the process, and pursuing strategies ... to ensure a more level playing field for youth regardless of race or ethnicity; and   monitoring

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Some States May Be Able to Increase Foster Parent Payments During COVID-19

…be an efficient way to shore up foster parents.” Some Title IV-E child welfare costs for eligible children ... assistance — jeopardizing the stability of the children and youth in their care. Both states have ... secretary for New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families Department. “That’s why ... The COVID-19 pandemic is undermining child welfare systems’ efforts to foster stability

April 30, 2020

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