Promoting the Well-being of Children in Foster Care

California Alliance of Caregivers (CAC) represents the voices of relative and non-relative caregivers (resource families) to promote the well-being of children in foster care.

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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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Supporting LGBTQ Youth

June 8, 2021

June is National Pride Month. As resource families, we have a unique role in ensuring that LGBTQ youth in foster care receive the respect and care they need to heal and thrive. LGBTQ youth are even more vulnerable than non-LGBTQ youth in foster care. Alarming statistics from the Children's Partnersh...

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Supports for Students with Unique Needs as School Re-Open

May 26, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on an extreme amount of hardship for foster youth in school. After adjusting to online learning and/or hybrid models for the past year, foster youth are adjusting again to various levels of in-person or hybrid learning. All of these changes have affected the way tha...

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