Last week, we broke the exclusive story about former foster kids using their experiences to create a permanency toolkit for child welfare professionals. The goal is to increase the number of kids who find a permanent home once they exit the system.
Advocates of early education programs are urging legislators to support Gov. Tom Wolf’s $50 million increase to provide publicly funded pre-K programs to an additional 5,500 children in 2019-20.
Nearly half of Pennsylvania’s teenagers in foster care age out of the system each year. That means they’re sent out in the real world without being reunited with their biological family, or connected with a new permanent one.
Aryza Eaton faced a tough challenge when she became pregnant at age 14, but fortunately, she found a lifeline.
At the Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee meeting on November 2, 2018, the Census Bureau announced that it was establishing a Task Force on the Undercount of Young Children in the Census. Recently, the Charter for that Task Force has been made available.