Fostercare

National Adoption Month Resources for Legal Professionals

Legal professionals often collaborate with the child welfare system and are integral to achieving permanency for teens. To provide quality representation and ensure the case plan meets the young person’s needs, legal professionals must engage youth. The resources below provide … Read More

cOURT

Court Process and Legal Rights Guide For Foster Caregivers

The guide is hosted on the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services website and was created in 2021. This guide is to be used to learn more about Child in Need of Care (“CINC”) cases. It is for foster … Read More

QRTP Cover Page

NEW Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTPs) Louisiana Judicial Toolkit

The Court Improvement Program of the Louisiana Supreme Court and Pelican Center for Children and Families is pleased to introduce the Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTPs) Louisiana Judicial Toolkit. QRTPs are a key component of the Family First Prevention Services … Read More

Child Family Development FY20

Child & Family Development Research – Fiscal Year 2020 (released 2021)

This report describes the research and evaluation activities undertaken by Division of Child and Family Development in 2020. Brief project descriptions provide an overview of the range of projects conducted by the Division during the year in early childhood research, … Read More

Inspired by ‘Youth Stories,’ a Bill of Rights for Foster Kids is Now Louisiana Law

BY BLAKE PATERSON | STAFF WRITERPUBLISHED JUL 6, 2021 AT 3:30 PM | UPDATED JUL 6, 2021 AT 4:02 PM The Advocate Newspaper – Baton Rouge, LA Before entering foster care, Aliyah Zeien spent every morning helping her sisters get … Read More

Education Stability for Foster Care

Supporting School Stability for Children in Foster Care during COVID-19 and Beyond

As a judge overseeing child welfare cases, you play a critical role ensuring children and youth in foster care are staying on track and making progress in school. Federal law prioritizes education stability for these children and mandates coordination by … Read More

Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Imprint – November 09, 2020 Who Cares is the nation’s first public resource on foster care capacity. The Imprint collects data directly from each state, and combines that with specially obtained federal reports to shed light on two critical questions: … 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

A New Deal for Transition Age Foster Youth in California: A Policy Roadmap for Ensuring a Resilient Recovery after COVID-19

This policy brief calls upon policymakers at every level to prioritize the immediate and long-term needs of transition age youth who are in foster care or have recently emancipated from foster care. In times of health and prosperity, foster youth … Read More

MDHHS begins partnership with Dave Thomas Foundation to find forever homes for children in foster care more quickly (Press release)

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services – July 29, 2020The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is getting a boost to its efforts to find loving adoptive homes for children more quickly from the Dave Thomas Foundation … Read More