Mama, We Made It
The Future Effect
by The Future Effect
11M ago
The 2021 Legislative session has officially come to a close! In this season's final episode, hosts Danielle, Joe and Sarah celebrate their victories, talk about their hopes for next session, and share the progress they're making on federal legislation nationwide.  ..read more
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It's the Final Countdown
The Future Effect
by The Future Effect
11M ago
This weekly recap covers the week of April 19-April 23. We’re headed into the final week of the legislative session! In this episode, hosts Danielle, Joe and Sarah provide the latest update on their legislative priorities and how they’re doing heading into budget season. The trio also discusses the #MANicureMovement in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, and what you can do to take part and help polish off child abuse. For more information, visit www.manicuremovement.com ..read more
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The Calm Before the Storm
The Future Effect
by The Future Effect
11M ago
Hosts Danielle, Joe and Sarah are giving you a weekly recap of April 12-April 16th. Joe has been in Tallahassee all week meeting with legislators about back of bill funding and guardianship inclusion in the Child Welfare Specialty Plan, with some promising conversations taking place. Now the team is waiting on pins and needles to find out which items are making it into legislation and through the appropriations process as the two week "end of session" blitz begins.  ..read more
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Hurry Up and Wait
The Future Effect
by The Future Effect
11M ago
On this weekly recap for the week of March 29 - Hosts Danielle, Joe and Sarah are giving updates on the status of guardianship placements' eligibility for the Child Welfare Specialty Plan and Back of Bill Funding. We have been up and down the halls of the Capitol meeting with supporters in the legislature, so now the waiting game begins as we see how our efforts play out in appropriations and on the floor ..read more
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Let's Talk Child Welfare Funding
The Future Effect
by The Future Effect
11M ago
No matter what's happening in the world, children still have to be cared for. The exorbitant costs of PPE and protective safety measures has thrown the child welfare system in a lurch - leading several to face operational deficits to the cool tune of approximately $20M. In this episode, hosts Joe and Danielle discuss the financial position CBCs across the state of Florida have found themselves in due to the pandemic and introduce their newest legislative priority - back of bill funding.  ..read more
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Our 2021 Legislative Agenda Explained
The Future Effect
by The Future Effect
11M ago
The hiatus is over! We're back in action. You haven't heard from us in a while because a little thing called Covid-19 brought the world to a standstill. As we've all adjusted to a new normal and vaccine distribution has gotten underway - state and federal governments have begun to expand their attention to other areas of need. As of March 2nd the Florida 2021 legislative session is underway, and hosts Danielle and Joe are ready to advocate for kids in the child welfare system. Listen to this week's episode to find out what they have in store ..read more
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Why You Should Care About the 2020 Census
The Future Effect
by The Future Effect
11M ago
·Census figures will determine how the government spends $800 billion in federal funding. The 2010 Census missed more than two million children under 5, costing states $550 million per year in lost federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicaid, foster care, adoption and child care services. In this episode Danielle explains why this is important and how you can help make sure we count all kids. Visit https://futureeffect.org/news/ for a sample letter asking Dr. Steven Dillingham, Director of the United States Census Bureau, to reconsider the plan to end the censu ..read more
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HR 4523 - The Nonprofit Property Protection Act and Why It Matters to You
The Future Effect
by The Future Effect
11M ago
Nonprofits across America provide critical services to some of our nation’s most vulnerable populations. During a global pandemic that has added considerable financial strain to operational budgets and limited access to key resources, nonprofits are facing an additional crisis that poses a severe obstacle to providing Americans the assistance they need – skyrocketing insurance costs. In this episode, Hosts Joe and Danielle are talking to Pamela Davis, Founder, President and CEO of Nonprofit Insurance Alliance about what they're doing about it.  To find out more about this topic or t ..read more
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We Have a Bill!
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by The Future Effect
11M ago
You've heard us talking about our efforts to help foster kids nationwide get their driver's licenses for months now. We're excited to announce that Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL 7th District) and Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE 2nd District) have introduced H.R. 7042 The Foster Youth and Driving Act ..read more
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Fostering and the Church
The Future Effect
by The Future Effect
11M ago
In this week's episode Danielle talks with Dan Sherfield, Connection and Mobilization Director of Summit Church about the church's role in the foster care system, God's call to care for widows and orphans and the importance of reunification. Did you know that if one member of every church fostered just one child - that would fully meet the shortage of foster parents we have in our community? If fostering may not be right for your life right now - Dan and Danielle talk through several ways you can still support the foster community.   Resources and organizations mentioned in this episode ..read more
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