Posts Tagged ‘ Bryan Samuels ’

ACYF Commissioner Samuels Offers Sound Vision for Foster Care Policy

- In a post last May, we linked to this presentation by Bryan Samuels, which outlines the vision the Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families has for Foster Care policy. As noted in the presentation, support for emancipating youth and LGBTQ youth are two of Samuels's priorities. A more recent presentation by Commissioner Samuels compares states on a number of key child welfare systems performance indicators,...Read more »

Media Roundup

- In our news roundup this week: an article in support of LGBTQ foster youth by Commissioner Bryan Samuels, and coverage of progress in some quarters (and lack thereof in others) in developing online health passport systems for foster youth. Read More...Read more »

ACYF Fighting for LGBTQ Youth

- On April 6th, the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services' Administration on Children, Youth and Families sent out a memo addressing the crisis facing gay teens in the child welfare system and encouraging local child welfare agencies to ensure their physical and emotional well being. This Huffington Post article on the administration's impressive leadership on this issue (Cherkis, 6/1/11) quotes FYA Member Agency Family Builders' Executive Director Jill Jacobs.

Media Roundup

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- Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed realignment of the state’s juvenile prison system was examined in a new report by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice in San Francisco. The Bay Citizen (Bundy, 4/14/11) looked at the "disparities between counties’ ability to handle their most violent young offenders" revealed in the report. MORE MEDIA COVERAGE HERERead more »

Federal Memo Encourages Better Support for LGBTQ Youth

- On April 6th, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services distributed a memorandum encouraging child welfare agencies to better support the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. READ MORERead more »

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