Show: The Imprint Weekly

Stuck Kids: How Foster Youth End Up In Hospitals for Months

On this week’s podcast, we discuss some of the significant changes to federal child welfare policy proposed in President Biden’s budget for the next fiscal year, which includes new incentives to prioritize kinship care placements and more generous federal support for foster care prevention.  

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Erin Dorrien, vice president of policy for the Maryland Hospital Association and Carrie Etheridge, director of social work at Sheppard Pratt, join to talk about why foster youth are getting stuck in hospitals long after such a restrictive sitting is necessary, a problem that seems to be very acute in Maryland but we are also hearing is a major capacity symptom in other states as well.

Reading Room

Biden Proposes Major Spending Shifts to Prioritize Kin, Foster Care Prevention FMAP: Four letters that drive the biggest source of federal funding for state child welfare services Maryland H.B. 406: Children in Out-Of-Home Placements Stranded in the ER: Can California Change its Treatment of Kids in Crisis?
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