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Foster Care News Updates

You can find updates on policies; laws; and vital information involving the foster care community and aging out children.

Up-to-date News on Foster Care policies and implementations

President Obama signs the reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) which includes the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA). This bill will help end abuse, give hope to victims, and provide families with the help they need.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/12/20/president-obama-signs-critical-legislation-prevent-child-abuse-and-domestic-violence

Effective 2014 The Health Care Reform also includes children aging out of foster care to receive Medicaid up until 26 years of age. YAY! (Children with parents can stay on their parent’s coverage until 26 – and now they included children without parents).

http://www.whitehouse.gov/files/documents/health_reform_for_children.pdf

Children in foster care will now be eligible for housing vouchers, whether it’s to be reunified with family or to help toward the aging out process to prevent homelessness. Please pass on the info.

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2010/HUDNo.10-171

 President Obama Proclaims National Foster Care Month for May: “Nearly a half-million children and youth are in foster care in America, all entering the system through no fault of their own. During National Foster Care Month, we recognize the promise of children and youth in foster care, as well as former foster youth…”

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/presidential-proclamation-national-foster-care-month

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