A shift is occurring regarding reasonable efforts enforceability since the economic crisis has impacted child welfare funding streams.
Increased attention to psychotropic medication use by children in foster care has prompted several national efforts.
Eight states have applied for waivers of Title IV-E foster care funding. HHS has the authority to award up to 10 per year. All eight states requested a waiver of the Title IV-E eligibility requirements currently tied to the 1996 Aid to Families with Dependent Children standards.
Determining when a teenage brain becomes an adult brain is not an exact science but it’s getting closer, according to an expert in adolescent developmental psychology, speaking at the American Psychological Association’s 120th Annual Convention.
Black juvenile offenders are viewed as more like adult offenders in their culpability than White juvenile offenders, according to a new study. The study also found Black juveniles face harsher sentencing because of this perception.
The ABA approved new policies on three child-related topics: statutes of limitations in criminal child sex abuse cases; identifying and responding to individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders; and supporting postsecondary education by youth in foster care.