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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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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 17, 2021

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and California Alliance of Caregivers wants to stress the importance of caring for your mental health just as much as you care about your physical health. Just as there are exercises and healthy habits for the body, there are also exercises and healthy h...

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Beginning My Mental Health and Self Love Journey

April 16, 2021

Beginning My Mental Health and Self Love Journey As an adult it may be hard to remove that embedded stigma around mental health in your mind and begin unlearning ideas and narratives that have shaped your self love. Becoming a student of life is a great way to start this journey. Reading art...

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Parent & Caregiver Listening Sessions in Santa Clara County

February 8, 2021

  Parents & Caregivers for Wellness (PC4W) is the parent engagement and advocacy project for the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. PC4W holds regional events around California to learn about the needs of families caring for children/youth with mental health...

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Resource Parents Need to Be Vaccinated

February 3, 2021

California Alliance of Caregivers, Fostering Unity, and the San Luis Obispo County Foster/Resource Family Association, the California State Foster Parent Association, the County Welfare Directors Association, and the California Alliance of Child & Family Services sent a letter to Secretary Dr. M...

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Tips for Finding Family Balance as a Full-Time Remote Worker

August 27, 2020

By Lacie Martin For many families, life has felt utterly out of control this year. If you’re one of the many who is working from home and raising children, you know all too well that getting a handle on family mayhem can be challenging to say the least. Things can be even more complicated if you...

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New Placement Change Requirements

July 23, 2019

California Alliance of Caregivers has received numerous questions regarding ACL 19-26 that informs on the legislative intent and implementation of AB2247 that passed in 2018. This bill was led by California Youth Connection as part of their #FosterStability campaign to address the trauma that childr...

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