Tag: foster care

Children’s Action Alliance: A Look at the Department of Child Safety’s Budget Request for the Upcoming Year

| October 2, 2015
Children’s Action Alliance: A Look at the Department of Child Safety’s Budget Request for the Upcoming Year

The budget Governor Ducey signed for the current year in no way reflects the demands on the agency.  Now it is up to the Governor and DCS leadership to make the case that they can target the dollars requested effectively to turn the trends around and get the crisis under control. The top priority must be to safely reduce the skyrocketing growth in foster care which is overwhelming our system and unnecessarily traumatizing children.

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Vital Documents for Foster Care Youth

| September 15, 2015
Vital Documents for Foster Care Youth

Young adults and advocates expressed it is VITAL that youth who have experienced foster care have their personal documents in order to live an independent life. Check out our new VITAL Documents resource section for foster youth to learn why these documents are important and how to replace them.

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Family Foster Care Informational Meeting

| August 3, 2015
Family Foster Care Informational Meeting

Join Providence Human Services of Northern Arizona on Tuesday August 18th in Cottonwood at the Cottonwood Public Library at 100 6th St. from 5:30-6:30pm for information on becoming a foster parent.

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Making “normal” a Priority for Kids in Foster Care

| June 26, 2015
Making “normal” a Priority for Kids in Foster Care

Juvenile Law Center has published a new guide to help state advocates, legislators, and agencies implement recently enacted federal legislation in a way that brings meaningful change and responds to foster youths’ needs

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DCS, What works to help families in need

| June 23, 2015
DCS, What works to help families in need

Since the new Department of Child Safety (DCS) was created one year ago, the number of children living in foster care has continued to grow far faster than the number of foster families or the number of staff able to handle their cases. An additional 1,300 children in foster care are overwhelming the system and […]

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Promoting Normalcy for Children and Youth in Foster Care

| June 22, 2015
Promoting Normalcy for Children and Youth in Foster Care

Juvenile Law Center has published a new guide, Promoting Normalcy for Children and Youth in Foster Care, to help state advocates, legislators, and agencies implement recently enacted federal legislation in a way that brings meaningful change and responds to foster youths’ needs. Many of us take for granted “normal” youthful experiences and our parents’ support while […]

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Some Good News about Foster Youth

| April 22, 2015
Some Good News about Foster Youth

Children’s Action Alliance newsletter: April 22, 2015 Fostering Advocates Arizona (FAAZ) is a CAA initiative focused on improving the outcomes of young adults who have experienced foster care. FAAZ is guided by young adults who have experienced foster care, with the goal of ensuring that young adults have the information, resources and support they need to transition […]

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Providence Open House- This Tuesday April 21st @ 5:30pm

| April 20, 2015
Providence Open House- This Tuesday April 21st @ 5:30pm

Providence Human Services of Northern Arizona is currently recruiting more Professional (HCTC) Foster Care Providers. HCTC cordially invites you to an Open House for any individuals or families interested in learning more about becoming an HCTC Professional Foster Parent this Tuesday April 21st at 5:30pm.  Click HERE for the event on the Arizona Daily Sun Events Calendar. For the […]

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New AZ Website for Young People In and From Foster Care

| March 19, 2015
New AZ Website for Young People In and From Foster Care

Children’s Action Alliance (CAA) newsletter: March 13, 2015 Aging Out Of Foster Care? – Fostering Advocates Arizona is here to help!  Leaving foster care can feel pretty overwhelming so CAA is here to assist with a new website and resource hub. Fostering Advocates Arizona (FAAZ) is a CAA initiative focused on improving outcomes for young adults […]

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New program helps foster youth achieve college education

| February 16, 2015
New program helps foster youth achieve college education

February 15, 2015 • By Heather Beshears • Yuma News Now TEMPE — The Arizona foster care tuition waiver, a bill signed into law by former Gov. Jan Brewer in 2013, helps Arizona’s foster youth earn a college degree by offering free tuition. But getting students into college is just part of the goal. The […]

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