Abused and neglected children in Tennessee will suffer from Medicaid cuts proposed under the Senate health care bill, warned state child welfare advocates on Monday, painting a potentially dire picture of victims without access to treatment and a deepening of an opioid crisis that has pushed more kids into foster care because they lack a functioning parent. TennCare, the state's version of Medicaid, is the principal provider of medical, mental health and special-needs service
HR 2847 was Introduced by Representative John Faso (R-NY), Representative Tom Reed (R-NY) and Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) and extends the Chaffee Foster Care Independence Program for older youth from age 21 to age 23. The same bill in the Senate, S 1215 was introduced by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senators Jack Reed (D-RI). These 2 bills update the Family First Prevention Services Act.
The county of San Diego should partner with a local university to study the impact of its child welfare policies and programs on foster youth who have aged out of the system, the county grand jury recommended Tuesday. (See Report at http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/dam/sdc/grandjury/reports/2016-2017/FosterCareFollowUpReport.pdf) The grand jury also recommended that county officials comb through their databases to determine how many people formally in the child welfare s
Advocates for children celebrated last year when President Barack Obama signed a law meant to keep military officials from concealing child abuse and neglect on military bases. But U.S. Department of Defense officials say the law doesn’t address one key reason why military children who are mistreated may not be getting all the help they need. Talia’s Law, named for a 5-year-old girl who was killed by her soldier father on a military base in Hawaii, requires military officials