On this week’s podcast we discuss the child welfare package passed by Congress as part of the coronavirus relief deal, new studies on life after foster care, and a temporary fix in Ohio on kinship support.
We’re joined by Melissa Thompson, Melanie Jordan and Cam Lundstrom of the Office of Respondent Parent Counsel in Colorado for a sobering discussion on how the pandemic has impacted the cases of parents with children in foster care.
BONUS: This episode features music from the Unsung program, which helps youth in juvenile settings learn to perform, record and produce songs.
Last-Minute Spending Deal Includes Boosts for Child Welfare
Ben Carson Unveils Major Stable Housing Initiative for Former Foster Youth
A First, But Incomplete, Measure of Adoption Success
Ohio Still Shortchanging Relative Caregivers Despite Court Order, Complaint Charges