Posts Tagged ‘ media coverage ’

WestCoast’s CSEC Work in the Examiner

- As part of his series covering sexual exploitation in Oakland, Examiner.com contributor Mark Fisher has featured FYA Member WestCoast Children’s Clinic’s C-Change program and their recent groundbreaking research paper in his most recent piece, "Oakland clinic is serving six times as many trafficked minors as in 2009." The piece describes WestCoast's work and the findings, as well as their recommendations for reform: "The policy recommendations targeted getting minors out...Read more »

Lincoln’s Return to West Oakland

- West Oakland Works features a nice article about FYA Member Lincoln Child Center's recent moves to reestablish it's presence in West Oakland. "Back in 1883, when the Lincoln Child Center was called the West Oakland Home for Foundling and Orphan Children, it was located near where the West Oakland BART station is today.  Although in the 1920s it moved to a leafy campus in Oakland hills, LCC has recently returned to its home turf, reestablishing...Read more »

New Report Examines “The Perilous Intersection of Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System”

- A new study from Applied Research Center (ARC) examines the intersection of immigration and foster care, finding that over 5000 US foster children have parents who have been detained or deported by immigration authorities. The study's authors note that immigration enforcement, including detention and deportation, has reached historic highs under the Obama administration, setting the course for a drastic increase in the number of children caught in the middle. Most troublingly, the study finds...Read more »

Two NPR Stories on Foster Care

- This week, KQED broadcast two stories from NPR on issues related to foster care. In the first, from the Perspectives series, Sarah Marxer speaks from her experience of adopting a child from foster care, noting the prevalence of mental health conditions and other aftereffects of trauma among foster and adopted children. A second piece, broadcast on Tuesday morning, featured Gary Stangler of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, who discussed their...Read more »

Media Roundup: SFBG takes on NIMBYs, SB9 Fails in Assembly, and Adoption Reform Bill Moves Forward

- Following up on last week's coverage of some San Francisco neighborhoods' opposition to the development of additional transitional housing units for former foster youth, the San Francisco Bay Guardian wrote an eloquent editorial encouraging the SF Board of Supes to get behind the projects. Meanwhile, on Friday, SB 9 (Yee) fell 5 votes short in the Assembly. The bill would have allowed incarcerated Californians sentenced to Life...Read more »

Media Roundup: Identity Theft, NIMBYism, and Cyndi Lauper

- In recent news: The HuffingtonPost (Smith, 8/22/11) reports on the persistent problem of identity theft perpetrated on foster youth. The San Francisco Chronicle (Kane, 8/21/11) covers an all too familiar NIMBYism occurring in San Francisco where neighbors are opposing transitional housing projects currently being developed for former foster youth. And, responding to the homelessness crisis among LGBTQ youth, Cyndi Lauper has co-founded a permanent, supportive housing program for...Read more »

School Mental Health Funding Fight

- Mental health and disability rights advocates are suing state officials after Governor Schwarzenegger cut $130 million from a long-standing mental health program for schoolchildren. The lawsuit says vetoing AB 3632 violates federal mandates, and seeks to restore the funding. The governor says he cut the $130 million as part of the long-delayed state budget agreement.Read more »

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