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Santa Clara County rolls out UBI program for youth transitioning out of foster care

August 3, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

Santa Clara County has started a pilot program that provides a “universal basic income” of $1000 monthly to young people aging out of foster care, the first of its kind in the country.

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Researchers Find Association between Participation in Extended Foster Care and Reduced Risk of Homelessness

June 17, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

These researchers found that young people who participated in extended care had a reduced risk of homelessness. Read more here»

Older Foster Youth Can Feel Unprepared to Navigate Mental Health Care, Study Finds

April 23, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

A new study published by the Journal of Adolescent Health found that a high percentage of foster teens do not feel prepared to manage their own mental health upon entering adulthood, despite high rates of medication and mental health service use.

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With Senior Year In Disarray, Teens And Young Adults Feel Lost. Here’s How To Help

April 20, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

Tips and guidance from child-serving mental health professionals on how to support young people dealing with grief and disappointment due to missing developmental milestones, such as prom and graduation, during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Three Better Ways to Support Foster Youth than Extending Care to 26

March 9, 2020 | Maria Hermsen-Kritz

An alumni of the foster care system discusses his changing views on a California bill which would extend the state’s optional foster care system for young adults through age 25.

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Child Mind Institute’s 2017 Children’s Mental Health Report

September 25, 2017 | Emily Taylor

The Child Mind Institute recently published its 2017 Children’s Mental Health Report. This year the report has an emphasis on adolescent brain development and mental health disorders that develop during adolescence and young adulthood.

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Research Review: Coordinated Adolescent- and Family-Centered Services

June 19, 2017 | Emily Taylor

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health has published a research review on coordinated adolescent and family-centered services, one of the “Five Essentials” identified by its Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow (TAG) effort. The review highlights research, evaluation reports, and other publications that inform the field about key issues in, and effective practices for, fostering improved health, reducing risky behavior, and improving engagement and healthy development in young people.

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FosterClub AllStars on National Child Welfare Policy

September 14, 2016 | Emily Taylor

In this column, David Samuel Hall of FosterClub All-Stars, a group of foster youth advocates, shares his perspective on the need for legislation to improve the child welfare system. A former foster youth, he shares that he believes mental health services and Wraparound services “would have completely changed” his story.

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Foster Care Transition Toolkit Available

June 2, 2016 | Emily Taylor

The U.S. Department of Education has created a new toolkit with tips and resources to help foster youth access and navigate social, emotional, educational and skills barriers as they transition into adulthood.

Download the toolkit here >>.

Teaching Emotional Awareness Reduces Juvenile Recidivism

July 17, 2015 |

Professor Stephanie Van Goozen, from Cardiff University’s School of Psychology, led the study where they found just two hours of an emotional awareness course might help reduce the seriousness of future crimes. Six months following the completion of the program, researchers noted a 44 percent drop in the seriousness of offenses.

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