A Family First Q & A: Apply for Federal Kinship Funds by July 20

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The federal Administration for Children and Families is now accepting applications — through July 20, 2018 — for the first of two funding opportunities aimed at helping state child welfare agencies strengthen and evaluate existing kinship navigator programs or develop new ones. A new Q & A shares data and background so that jurisdictions are prepared to benefit from this chance to help children thrive in kin families.

June 20, 2018

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Sharing Power

History and Contributions of Organizing in the Continuum of Youth Engagement

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This guide gives an overview of youth organizing in the United States. It is part of the Equity Conversation Guides For Young Leaders and Partners series that aims to help leaders engage young people in conversations about dismantling racism in child-serving systems and ultimately partner with these youth to advance equity and inclusion solutions.

June 15, 2018

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Discovering Self

Identity and Culture

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This guide supports a strengths-based exploration of identity development. It is part of the Equity Conversation Guides For Young Leaders and Partners series that aims to help leaders engage young people in conversations about dismantling racism in child-serving systems and ultimately partner with these youth to advance equity and inclusion solutions.

June 15, 2018

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Digging Deep

Historical Context of Child Welfare Systems

Report

This guide reviews 400 years of child welfare and juvenile justice systems in the United States. It is part of the Equity Conversation Guides For Young Leaders and Partners series that aims to help leaders engage young people in conversations about dismantling racism in child-serving systems and ultimately partner with these youth to advance equity and inclusion solutions.

June 15, 2018

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Understanding the Basics

Core Concepts and Terms

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This guide introduces concepts and terms that are relevant to advancing equity and inclusion. It is part of the Equity Conversation Guides For Young Leaders and Partners series that aims to help leaders engage young people in conversations about dismantling racism in child-serving systems and ultimately partner with these youth to advance equity and inclusion solutions.

June 15, 2018

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ARC Reflections: Helping Kids in Foster Care Build Healthy Attachments

Blog Post

Healthy attachments with caregivers enable children to develop a positive sense of self and explore and participate in the world around them. ARC Reflections, a free training curriculum for foster parents and kin caregivers, helps adults build these vital healthy attachments with kids in their care. 

May 24, 2018

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Policies Threaten Well-Being of Children in Immigrant Families

Blog Post

Many of the nation's 18 million children who are in immigrant families were being threatened with separation from their parents, denial of access to basic services and dangerously rising levels of stress resulting from fears that any knock at the front door could result in a horrible, life-changing experience.

May 18, 2018

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