News and Updates

Courageous Conversations

June 14, 2023

We are excited to share a special message for Alicia Smith of the Foster Together Network: Dear DCFS (Department of Child & Family Services) Friends & Colleagues, As a Black former foster youth and a fellow DCFS social worker in training, I invite you to embrace the opportunities we ea...

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Caring For Black Children’s Hair

September 13, 2021

Research shows that when children need out of home care due to abuse and neglect, they do best in the homes of relatives or friends. If that is not possible, it is best that children remain in their community, and with a family of their same cultural background. This is not always possible due to th...

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 17, 2021

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and California Alliance of Caregivers wants to stress the importance of caring for your mental health just as much as you care about your physical health. Just as there are exercises and healthy habits for the body, there are also exercises and healthy h...

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Beginning My Mental Health and Self Love Journey

April 16, 2021

Beginning My Mental Health and Self Love Journey As an adult it may be hard to remove that embedded stigma around mental health in your mind and begin unlearning ideas and narratives that have shaped your self love. Becoming a student of life is a great way to start this journey. Reading art...

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New Placement Change Requirements

July 23, 2019

California Alliance of Caregivers has received numerous questions regarding ACL 19-26 that informs on the legislative intent and implementation of AB2247 that passed in 2018. This bill was led by California Youth Connection as part of their #FosterStability campaign to address the trauma that childr...

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