A Better Approach on Foster Family Recruitment and Retention with Takkeem Morgan

On this week’s podcast we discuss universal basic income and pandemic assistance for current and former foster youth; a new federal investigation into the sordid history of Indian boarding schools; potential trouble for Ohio’s new mental health reform; and a settlement over homeless foster youth in Washington.

Guest Interview Details

Takkeem Morgan of Foster Together Indiana joins us to talk about how his own experience with foster care and his time embedded with state government shaped his new venture. 

Reading Room

California’s Foster Youth UBI Bill Moves Forward, Bolstered By Promising Results from Similar Local Program https://bit.ly/3vMKWc6 California County Tests Universal Basic Income to Support Youth After Foster Care https://bit.ly/3dfmAB2 California Will Offer Pandemic Relief Cash to Young People Currently or Recently in Extended Foster Care https://bit.ly/3xEuJHa IRS Filing Portal for Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/child-tax-credit-update-portal Child Poverty Increased Nationally During COVID, Especially Among Latino and Black Children https://bit.ly/3jd6coF US Boarding Schools to Be Investigated https://bit.ly/2U5SysM Ohio GOP Senate Change To Budget Could Endanger Program For At-Risk Youth https://bit.ly/3vVBy5P Moving Upstream on Mental Health https://bit.ly/2ObtLAV Washington Will End Foster Youth Placement in Hotels, Offices and Cars https://bit.ly/3qilGt4