Tag: foster children

$500K grant to help educate Arizona’s foster children

| July 18, 2018
$500K grant to help educate Arizona’s foster children

An organization dedicated to improving graduation rates for Arizona children in foster care has received a $500,000 grant.

FosterEd Arizona officials say the grant from the Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation will allow it to take advantage of Arizona’s Foster Youth Education Success Fund that allows state funds to match up to $500,000 in philanthropic funding.

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AZ Capitol Times: 5 States Struggle with Surging Numbers of Foster Children

| November 28, 2016
AZ Capitol Times: 5 States Struggle with Surging Numbers of Foster Children

Along with Georgia, the states with big increases are Arizona, Florida, Indiana and Minnesota…

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New Data Shows Foster Care Children Lag Behind Peers in Academic Success

| December 17, 2015
New Data Shows Foster Care Children Lag Behind Peers in Academic Success

A newly released study finds Arizona students in foster care fare worse academically than their peers, even those who are considered to be at risk because of other factors,  such as poverty, language barriers and learning disabilities. The report, Arizona’s Invisible Achievement Gap, highlights a critical issue affecting foster children: disruptions have a devastating impact […]

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SB 1375 Draft Report Recommendations

| October 9, 2015
SB 1375 Draft Report Recommendations

This past Monday, comments were due to AHCCCS on the Draft SB 1375 Report regarding integration of medical, dental and behavioral health services for foster children. If you’d like to see the comments posted individually by the Children’s Action Alliance and the Arizona Council of Human Service Providers, it is possible that AHCCCS will post […]

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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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Indian Child Welfare Act – Fair Representation of American Indian Children

| April 7, 2015
Indian Child Welfare Act – Fair Representation of American Indian Children

Indian Child Welfare Act The Indian Child Welfare Act was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1978.  It was a landmark legislation necessary due to the alarming rate of Native American children being placed outside their communities and families. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is pushing to enact federal regulations regarding the Indian Child Welfare […]

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Providence of Northern Arizona Recruiting Prospective Foster Families For Upcoming Training in Early February

| November 8, 2014
Providence of Northern Arizona Recruiting Prospective Foster Families For Upcoming Training in Early February

Providence of Northern Arizona is currently recruiting prospective foster families for our upcoming PS-MAPP foster parent training in early February. PS-MAPP stands for Partnering for Safety and Performance-Model Approach to Partnering in Parenting.  This training prepares prospective foster parents for working with children and youth in Out of Home Placement. Our agency is specifically looking […]

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