Rule-a-Palooza! Safe Places for LGBTQ+ Youth with Currey Cook
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by The Imprint
18h ago
Over the summer, The Imprint Weekly Podcast will feature episodes with subject matter experts to talk about several new rules and regulations issued by the Biden administration in the past year.  On this week’s episode, Currey Cook of Lambda Legal joins to discuss a new rule aimed at ensuring all child welfare systems have enough foster homes that are supportive and safe for youth who identify as LGBTQ+. We discussed some of the existing laws and policies in this area, what the Biden rule actually requires of states, and what Cook hopes for in terms of further legislating to protect and s ..read more
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Rule-a-Palooza! Family Legal Representation with Allison Green
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by The Imprint
1w ago
Over the summer, The Imprint Weekly Podcast will feature episodes with subject matter experts to talk about several new rules and regulations issued by the Biden administration in the past year.  On this week’s episode, Allison Green of the National Association of Counsel for Children joins us to break down the new rule on federal funding to support legal counsel for parents and children involved with the child welfare system. We talk about how this new rule goes beyond some changes made during the Trump administration on this issue, and what Green sees as the potential impact on child we ..read more
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Headlines: Senators Slam The Business of Residential Treatment
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by The Imprint
2w ago
On this week’s episode we go deep on one headline: a recent Senate Finance Committee hearing in which Chairman Ron Wyden called the residential care business an inherently flawed model that intentionally puts children in unsafe situations. The hearing followed the release of a scathing report on the committee’s findings from a multi-year investigation into four of the biggest providers in that space. In this episode, we break down nine different clips from the nearly two hour hearing that speak to some of the major themes and topics covered. Reading Room Senate Investigation Slams Residential ..read more
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Rule-a-Palooza! Kinship Licensing with Ana Beltran
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by The Imprint
1M ago
Over the summer, The Imprint Weekly Podcast will feature episodes with subject matter experts to talk about several new rules and regulations issued by the Biden administration in the past year.  This week, Ana Beltran of Generations United joins us to talk about the new federal rules around approving (and financially supporting) relatives and other loved ones to care for youth in the foster care system. We discuss the barriers that prompted the new action, what has changed, what happens next and how we’ll know if the new rule is having an impact.  Reading Room White House Announces ..read more
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Lessons in Reinvestment: The Public Safety Performance Project
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by The Imprint
1M ago
After nearly 20 years, The Pew Charitable Trust’s Public Safety Performance Project sunsetted at the end of 2023. Ruth Rosenthal, Pew’s director for courts & communities, joins to talk about the history and lessons learned from the project and its expansion to include youth justice as a focal point. Reading Room Public Safety Performance Project https://shorturl.at/9J55K Ways to Make the Juvenile Legal System Better Serve Young People and Communities https://shorturl.at/PYYRx States Commit to Comprehensive Juvenile Legal System Reforms https://shorturl.at/AM09o ..read more
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Headlines: The First ‘Active Efforts’ State and the Uneven Rise of Kin
The Imprint Weekly
by The Imprint
1M ago
On this week’s Headlines edition of the podcast, we discuss a precedent-setting law passed and signed in Minnesota called the African American Family Preservation and Child Welfare Disproportionality Act, and break down the basics of new child welfare policies finalized by the Biden administration. We also discuss a recent Imprint analysis of kinship care in New York, some legislation that was inspired by our reporting in California, and…doggies in the courtroom?  Reading Room Minnesota Governor Signs Bill Raising Bar for Taking ‘African American or Disproportionately Represented’ Childr ..read more
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InnerViews – Empowerment Evolved: Thriving Beyond Trauma
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by The Imprint
2M ago
Embark on a transformative journey with Jas Snell on "InnerViews," as we delve into the empowering realm of healthy emotionality amidst trauma. Explore how Jas, a Black woman with lived child welfare experiences, navigates the intricacies of mental and emotional health, cultivating resilience and empowerment. Uncover the transformative power of embracing emotions, fostering well-being, and advocating for holistic healing in oneself and the community. Content Warning: Sensitive topics will be discussed ..read more
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Perspectives on the Future of Foster Care with Serita Cox
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by The Imprint
2M ago
Perspectives on the Future of Foster Care with Serita Cox For the past three years, iFoster has been conducting the Voice of the Foster Care Community survey to gather perspective on the system from current and former foster youth, caregivers and the child welfare workforce.  iFoster CEO Serita Cox joins the podcast to discuss this year’s findings, which focused on gauging attitudes about solutions to some of the challenges surfaced in earlier surveys. She also discussed iFoster’s argument for moving towards a “child-first” system and what that would take, plus what her organization is wo ..read more
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Parental Rights Appeal in Michigan, Safe Placements for LGBTQ Youth, and More
The Imprint Weekly
by The Imprint
2M ago
On this month’s headlines edition of the podcast, we discuss an upcoming appeal in Michigan around the constitutionality of some terminations of parental rights, as well as a trial starting in Oregon and a new lawsuit filed against Louisiana.  We also cover the very steep decline in foster care entries in Texas since the passage of a law that sharpened the definition of neglect in the state, a music studio helping incarcerated youth, and a fourth path to permanency begins in Kansas.  Reading Room Free online discussion: Culturally-Competent Care https://bit.ly/3JKgj0i  McCormack ..read more
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InnerViews - Breaking the Silence: Empowering Survivors of Assault in Care
The Imprint Weekly
by The Imprint
2M ago
Join host Ivory Bennett in an insightful conversation with Saunya Jones as they explore the complexities of healing from trauma, neglect, and abuse within the foster care system. From mental,  emotional, and sexual health to the well-being of Black women, they delve into topics such as generational trauma, the intersection of past trauma and foster care, and societal stigmas hindering sexual assault survivors' paths to joy and agency. Discover empowering anecdotes and practical steps towards fostering healing, empowerment, and resilience for people with lived child welfare experiences. Fi ..read more
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