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Voices of Parent Leaders

Sharing the Journey Sharing the Journey: Voices of Parent Leaders was created by the parent leaders of the FRIENDS National Center Parent Advisory Council (PAC) who work in their communities and nationally to help family support and child abuse prevention practitioners and … Read More

iFoster Supports New Actions to Support Children and Families in Foster Care

These regulations address several aspects of the 7 key areas identified in iFoster’s Lived Experience Guide to Fixing Foster Care 2023 “These regulations address several aspects of the 7 key areas identified by the foster care community in iFoster’s Lived … Read More

2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers

Actions for States, Communities, and Others Introduction & Purpose This document is a component of the 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers (Strategy), which was developed by the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Act Family Caregiving Advisory … Read More

Child Welfare: HHS Is Taking Steps to Help States Support Relative Caregivers with Evidence-Based Programs

When parents can’t care for their children, relatives often step in as caregivers. To help these caregivers, states can access federal matching funds if they operate programs Health and Human Services determines to be evidence based. This requires states to … Read More

Using a Structured Learning Process to Strengthen Two-Generation Service Delivery

Introduction Two-generation initiatives intentionally combine intensive, high quality adult-focused services with intensive, high quality child-focused programs to improve outcomes for children, primary caregivers, and families. The goal of integrating services for primary caregivers and their children is to achieve better … Read More

COVID-19 and Child Welfare: A Series of Virtual Meetings [Webpage]

This webpage explains the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is releasing a five-part series of interactive virtual meetings from June through August 2020, intended to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the State and federal policy responses … Read More

Relative Caregiving Facts FFY 2014: Louisiana

This fact sheet provides statistics on number and characteristics of foster children living with relative foster families in Louisiana and in the United States. Information is provided on the number of foster children living with relatives, the age of the … Read More

Testifying in Court About Trauma: How to Prepare

Testifying in Court about Trauma: How to Prepare is a fact sheet that offers clinicians guidance on testifying as an expert witness for a client’s court case. From understanding a subpoena, the right of confidentiality, and the therapist-client privilege to preparing … Read More

Congressman Danny K. Davis Guide for Grandfamilies on COVID-19 Stimulus Payments

IMPORTANT – Certain grandfamily caregivers may need to quickly give the IRS information about their children in order to get stimulus payments for children in 2020; once payments are sent, one likely must wait till 2021 to get any additional … Read More

Congressman Danny K. Davis Guide for Grandfamilies on COVID-19 Stimulus Payments

Practical resource from Congressman Danny K. Davis regarding the stimulus payments (otherwise known as economic impact payments) and how they specifically impact grandfamilies. There is an identical version of this document using the term kinship families, rather than grandfamilies, available here.