Show: The Imprint Weekly

Foster Care During the Early Pandemic; A New Response to Mental Illness in Los Angeles

On this week’s episode, we discuss new numbers (from the federal government and from The Imprint’s annual survey of states) that shed light on foster care trends across the nation during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic. Also: a new leader nominated for Biden’s child welfare team, and the release of a ProPublica/New York Times feature on “hidden foster care.”

Guest Interview Details

Aurelle Amram joins us to discuss a new approach Los Angeles is taking to gear services to people with serious mental illness around outcomes-based contracting, a plan that is expected to include a lot of focus on youth involved in foster care and/or the juvenile justice system.

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Youth Voices Contest, Free Registration Navigating the Holidays with Fostering Families Today Federal Report: Foster Care, Adoptions Dropped in 2020 National Foster Care Population Down 4% Amid Pandemic Biden Nominates Oregon Leader, and Former Foster Youth, for a Top Child Welfare Post “They Took Us Away From Each Other”: Lost Inside America’s Shadow Foster System Hidden Foster Care: A Continuing Series by The Imprint
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