July 2023 Newsletter

January 8, 2024

We hope your summer is off to a great start! We offer continued training, support, and resources throughout the summer. See our latest updates below!...

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September 2023 Newsletter

Over 2.5 million children and youth are living in kinship care, either formally or informally. By age 18, 1 in 11 youth will have lived with a relative at some point in their childhood. Kinship care...

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October 2023 Newsletter

  There is growing evidence linking heavy social media use with increased risks for anxiety and depression. These mental health issues can, in turn, impact a stud...

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November 2023 Newsletter

California Alliance of Caregivers represents the voice of caregivers to promote the well-being of children in foster care. We have heard that an overwhelming need of most caregivers is "Respite." Fo...

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December 2023 Newsletter

California Alliance of Caregivers hosted its 5th annual Resource Family Liaison Conference on November 28th - How to Support Resource Parents with Respite & Navigation. We had representa...

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January 2024 Newsletter

January 7, 2024

  🧘🏻‍♀️We hope your year is off to a good start, and that you are able to find the support, information, and resources that your family needs to thrive this year. There is a new Fami...

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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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Social Security Benefits for Children and Youth in Foster Care

July 20, 2021

The Marshall Project recently published a compelling article Foster Care Agencies Take Thousands of Dollars Owed to Kids that led to a resurgence of discussion around the ongoing issue of how children and youth in foster care receive the social security benefits they are entitled to. The Child Welfa...

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