The Imprint Weekly Podcast offers listeners a regular review of news and trends in America's child welfare and juvenile justice systems, along with other critical services for youth and families. Join Imprint Senior Editor John Kelly for a discussion of the week's major headlines, plus interviews with leaders in the field.
Healers in the System: From the Health Field to Child Welfare Leadership
Deborah Shropshire and Charlene Wong are career pediatricians, and Terry Stigdon is a registered nurse who specializes in pediatrics. All three are now leading state child welfare systems in Oklahoma, North Carolina and Indiana, respectively.
This episode of The Imprint Weekly Podcast features a conversation hosted by Fostering Media Connections in which Accenture’s Molly Tierney and The Imprint’s John Kelly talk to the three women about the differences between the health and child welfare fields, what child welfare systems could learn from or adapt from health systems, and what they see coming in the next five years for the field.
Molly Tierney, Accenture
Terry Stigdon, Indiana Department of Child Services
Deborah Shropshire, Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Charlene Wong, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Bridge to Adulthood: A Discussion on California's Extended Foster Care System
California became one of the first states to extend foster care when the federal Fostering Connections to Success Act became law, offering states the opportunity to extend foster care to the age of 21 with financial assistance. Last year, The Imprint produced an in-depth series looking at the first decade of the program in California, exploring what holes still existed in a new safety net that overall has helped ease the transition to adulthood for teens in the system.
This episode of The Imprint Weekly Podcast features a panel discussion hosted by Fostering Media Connections on the state of extended foster care in the Golden State. Imprint reporter Sara Tiano moderates a discussion that features perspectives from two young leaders who experienced the system before and after the extension to 21; an expert in California child welfare policy; and one of the nation’s leading researchers on the experience of older youth in foster care.
Janay Eustace, California Youth ConnectionJordan Sosa, California Youth ConnectionAmy Lemley, John Burton Advocates for YouthMark Courtney, University of ChicagoReading Room
Fostering Adults: The State of Care
Behind the Stats: Mark Courtney on His Newest Study on Transition-Age Foster Youth in California
Report: Extended Foster Care in California Boosts Wealth, Stability
Study Finds Foster Youth Fare Better When They Receive Care Until 21
What We’ve Learned About Child Tax Credits, and the Future of Fostering with Irene Clements
On this week’s podcast we talk to the University of Michigan’s Natasha Pilkauskas about what a recent survey of low-income families tells us about the enhanced child tax credits included in coronavirus relief and, possibly, in the Biden administration’s Build Back Better plan.
Irene Clements, the retiring head of the National Foster Parent Association, talks about her own massive family, her concerns with the recent rise of “foster-to-adopt,” the continuing impact of the coronavirus on foster parents, and the future of fostering in America.
Receipt and Usage of Child Tax Credit Payments Among Low-Income Families: What We Know
As Coronavirus Shutdowns Grow, Resource Families Left with Little Guidance
We Have to Stop Losing Half of Foster Parents in the First Year
BASS-FA, The Broward Experiment and More with Corey Best
On this week’s podcast we break down the major legislation introduced last week by Rep. Karen Bass that would alter the controversial timelines around terminating parental rights in the Adoption and Safe Families Act. We also discuss a new waiver to use Medicaid in congregate care settings and good results for a strategy to prevent some foster care removals.
We continue our conversation with Corey Best of Mining for Gold. In part two of this interview we talk about an experiment with changing the way maltreatment reports are handled in Broward County, Florida, his fears over racial disparity with the Family First Prevention Services Act, and more.
Historic Bill Would Remove Federal Requirement to Terminate Parental Rights in Some Cases
Feds Offer More Medicaid Support for New Congregate Model
Team Decision Making May Empower Child Welfare Decision Making and Improve Outcomes for Families
A Complete Guide to The Family First Act
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Child Safety Reporting, Parental Rights and More with Corey Best
On this week’s podcast we dig into a major decline in the number of youth charged as adults in the justice system, and some child welfare legislation that could include the first federal requirement for legal counsel for parents and children.
Corey Best of Mining for Gold joins us to discuss his own experience losing parental rights as a young father, mandatory reporting and what we could differently with information that comes in from child protection hotline.
Youth Younger Than 18 Prosecuted in Criminal Court: National Estimate, 2019 Cases
Senate Bill May Require Legal Counsel for Parents, Children in Child Welfare Cases
Continued State Flexibility To Assist Older Foster Youth Act
End Aging Out of Foster Care
How Incarcerated Parents Are Losing Their Children Forever
Taking on Racial Bias in Child Welfare
Texas' Wild Year in Child Welfare Legislation
On this week’s podcast we talk about the new push for federal oversight of the “troubled teen industry,” and what might be different this time around; the first kinship support program approved for new federal funding nationwide; and a local court case over ICWA that involves high-powered attorneys.
Kate Murphy of Texans Care for Children joins us to break down a very eventful year in child welfare legislation and policy shifts in the Lone Star State, including the state’s plans around the Family First Act, a controversial change to its definition of neglect, legal protection for parents, and how mental health has been a major driver of the state’s continuing crisis on placements for older foster youth.
America’s ‘Troubled Teen Industry’ Needs Reform So Kids Can Avoid the Abuse I Endured
Lawmakers Issue Warning to Troubled Teen Industry: Congress Will Act
Behavior Modification: Abuse Alleged
Washington Targets Behavior Modification Programs
Residential Programs: Selected Cases of Death, Abuse, and Deceptive Marketing
First Kinship Support Model Gains Approval by Family First Clearinghouse
State of Missouri and Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma vs. Honorable Scott S. Sifferman
Texas Bills Aim to Boost Rights for Parents Accused of Mistreating Kids
Great reporting! I love the news summaries and interviews. Super relevant, great topics!
Updated to add- thank you for sharing the Serb and Heard podcast! It’s beautiful!
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