Newsletter Archive

December 6, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week-NMDs in the Military

2018 EITC Outreach Information Released To Raise Awareness of Expanded Eligibility

Extended Foster Care Positively Associated with Less Homelessness, Criminal Justice Involvement and Pregnancy

THP+FC & THP-Plus: New Website, New Data Snapshots

ACIN Encourages Use of CFTs to Improve Collaboration with Education Agencies

Roadmap Provides New Take on Combatting Youth Homelessness Through Prevention

November 27, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week-Foster Youth Payments Directly to Youth Living in Dorms

December 13th Webinar to Provide Latest Changes in Financial Aid for Foster Youth

Chapin Hall Risk Assessment Tool Successfully Predicts Housing Instability

New Federal Bill Proposes to Allocate $750M to Combat Homelessness, Including Youth

LA Conference to Offer Practical Tools to Improve Sexual Health of Foster Youth

Save the Date: January 22nd for Annual Caregiver’s Day at the Capitol

Join Our Team – JBAY is Hiring!

November 20, 2018 • CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS

Question of the Week-Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Deadline

Chapin Hall Releases Next Installment of CalYouth Study

New Guides & Infographics Published to Support College Students Experiencing Homelessness

Annie E. Casey Foundation Report Finds States’ Youth Support Efforts Yield Mixed Results

Join Our Team – JBAY is Hiring!

Donations Being Accepted for Fire Victims

November 13, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week-Work Requirements for THP-Plus

JBAY Releases Page-by-Page Guide for Assisting Homeless Youth with the FAFSA

Brief Finds Homeless Youth Mortality Rate 10 Times Higher Than General Youth Population

The Midterm Elections are Over: What Does it Mean for Child Welfare?

Blink and You’ll Miss It! CSU Application Deadline on November 30th

Tipsheet Connects Young Parents to Childcare

November 6, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week-THP-Plus Rates Across the State

Level of Care Report Finds 81% of Services Designations are Basic

Policy Brief Summarizes Rapid Rehousing Research: Better Outcomes for Lower Cost

Scorecard Provides Comprehensive View of California’s 9.3 Million Children

A Seat at the Table: HUD to Co-Host Webinar on Partnering with Homeless Youth

October 30, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week-Health Assessment and Dental Care Requirement

Foster Youth Educational Planning Guide Now Available in Spanish

THP+FC & THP-Plus One Year Later: Have We Reduced Involuntary Exits?

New Study Finds 60% Increase in Utilization of Relative Caregivers in California

California Has Improved Access to CalFresh for College Students, Advocates Call for More

First Annual Foster Youth Reproductive Health Conference to be Held on December 18

October 23, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week-Is there an amount required to be spent on clothing within a family resource rate?

Homeless Student Crisis Evident in All Three CA Public Higher Education Systems

Newly Updated FAFSA Guide Offers Step-by-Step Guidance and Tips

Publication Provides Mental Health Framework for Serving Sexually Exploited Children

Youth Scholarships Available for TAY Conference; Apply by November 30th

Los Angeles Job Networking Event for Foster Youth to be held October 27th

October 16, 2018 • CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS

California College Pathways Progress Update 

California Community Colleges Seek to Expand Cal Grant

California Foster Youth Education Summit Request for Proposals

CCCCO Releases New Guide for Homeless Liaisons

Study Brief Shares Lessons Learned from Testing Evidence-Based Mentoring Strategies for Foster Youth Students

Webinar: Shelter and Services for Homeless Youth in Higher Education

October 10, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week-Chafee Grant Expansion to Youth Up to Age 26

Realignment Report Issued Almost Six Months After April 15th Deadline

New Report Provides Insight into Implications of California’s Recent EITC Expansion for TAY

Los Angeles Approves Motion to Increase College Access for Foster and Probation Youth

“Why Do Guys Need to Get the HPV Vaccine?” Mobile App Answers Questions Like These

October 2, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week-CalFresh Student Eligibility: Approved Programs to Increase Employability

Deadline Passes to Sign Bills; So What Happened in Child Welfare?

Having Trouble Finding an ACL or ACIN on Extended Foster Care? We have the List!

Tip Sheet Series Compiles Best Practices Around the County for Supporting Homeless Youth in College

Calling all Caregivers, McKinney Vento Liaisons, Social Workers and More! The FAFSA Season is Open

Ahorita! Conoce Tus Derechos de Salud Sexual y Reproductiva

September 25, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week-Married Youth’s Eligibility for Extended Foster Care

State Issues Guidance to Clarify Transition Jurisdiction for Human Trafficking Victims

New Policy Brief Outlines State Investment in Homelessness & Makes Recommendations

Looking for Comprehensive Sexual Health for Foster Youth? We’ve Got the List!

10/17 Webinar: THP-Plus and THP+FC Annual Report Finds Shifts in Demographics

September 18, 2018 • CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

Question of the Week – Chafee Grant Application Deadline

SB 1391 Would End the Transfer of 14 and 15 Year Old Children to Adult Court

ACL Released Regarding Social Worker Post-Secondary Education Case Planning Requirement

NAEHCY Launches New Single Point-Of-Contact Model Toolkit

Nevada To Waive Tuition Fees for Foster Youth Beginning in January 2019

Study Reveals Potential in New York Model for Improving 2-Year College Outcomes

September 11, 2018• UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week-Foster Youth Reproductive and Sexual Health Rights-Storing Birth Control Pills

Applications State Releases NOFA the $500 Million in HEAP Funds, Including 5% for Homeless Youth

Summer Data on Transitional Housing: Nearly 3 in 4 Youth Employed in THP-Plus

Report Provides Lessons Learned From Legal Aid Project to Address Youth Homelessness

Get Your Questions Answered about the Recently Expanded CA EITC for Youth 18 to 24

CDSS calls for Input on Continuum of Care Reform: Stakeholder Meeting on Sept 18

September 4, 2018• UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week-Duration of Emergency Child Care Bridge Program

Legislative Deadline Passes: Child Welfare Bills Referred to the Governor

Tax Credit Puts Cash into Pockets of California’s Most Vulnerable Transition-Age Youth; Order Materials by September 17th!

Brief Investigates States’ Housing Practices for Young Adults in Extended Foster Care

School has Started! Foster Youth Students can Receive $200 from the Burton Book Fund

Newsletter Launched to Focus in Reproductive Health and Equity for California’s Foster Youth

August 28, 2018• UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week-Med-Cal for Former Foster Youth in the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program

New Tool to Assist Case Managers Working with Foster & Homeless Youth in College

New Services-Only Rate of $833 Established by CDSS and Effective as of July 1

Lessons Learned from a LA Pilot on How to Provide Comprehensive Sex-Ed to Foster Youth on Sept 19 Webinar

Sept 20 Event in LA to Explore the Intersection Between Homelessness and Higher Education

August 21, 2018 • CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

Question of the Week – Mobile-friendly FAFSA

Webinar September 27: Addressing Stigma: Strategies for Facilitating Access to Basic Needs Support at Community Colleges

Study Finds Poorer Educational Outcomes for Reunified Foster Youth

Career and Technical Education Reauthorization Strengthens Support for Homeless and Foster Youth

Schoolhouse Connection Features Homelessness and Housing Insecurity in Higher Education in Two Upcoming Webinars

August 14, 2018• UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week- Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Non-RFA Approved Homes

State Issues FAQ on $500 Million for Homelessness; NOFA to Launch 9/5/18

Webinar: Moving from “How’s School Going?” to Targeted Academic Case Management

Foster Care Basic Rate Increases to $960, Effective July 1, 2018

Policy Brief Outlines Strategies to Accurately Count Homeless Youth

Thank You! Burton Book Fund Event Provides Text Books for 350 Foster Youth

July 24, 2018 • CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

Question of the Week – Resources for Students with Disabilities

California College Pathways Wins HUD’S 2018 Secretary Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships

Four Additional California Community Colleges to Offer NextUP Programs

AB 2448 Headed to Senate Appropriations Committee

Report Ranks California Third in Nation on Response to Youth Homelessness

Webinar July 26: Using Behavioral Science to improve Student Outreach

July 17, 2018• UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week-Applying for Homeless Youth Aid in your Community

State Issues Guidance on Complying with Reproductive and Sexual Health Care Mandate

Latest Insights Explores the Intersection between Housing Instability and Child Welfare

Funding Continued for Emergency Foster Care Placements with Pending RFA Applications

Join and Implementation Workgroup to Support Youth At Risk of Being Criminalized

July 10, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week-Applying to Participate in the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program

Study Finds the Level of Care Protocol for CCR to be Moderately Reliable

Governor Signs Budget; Includes Investments for Youth and Families

CalYOUTH Participants at Age 21: Less Likely to Use Birth Control than Non-Foster Peers

Join JBAY for the Sixth Annual Burton Book Fund Event

June 26, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week-Assessing the Sharing of Bedrooms by Transgender Youth

Burton Book Fund Launched: Application Deadline Friday, July 13th

CalYOUTH Study Finds 57% of Foster Youth Working at Age 21, Mostly Full Time

Study Finds Low Rate of Contraception Use Among System-Involved Youth, Particularly Condoms

Brief Provides 10 Concrete Ways to Prevent Homelessness Among Justice-Involved Youth

Newsletter on Vacation Next Week

June 19, 2018 • CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

Question of the Week – Eligibility for Chafee Grant for Students with Federal Overpayment

College Support for Foster Youth Expanded in Legislative Budget

Orange, Tulare, Butte and Sierra Counties Recognized in Foster Youth FAFSA Challenge

CalYouth Study – Education Findings

Brief Investigates How Helpful Career Technical Education is in Bolstering Workforce

Upcoming Webinar for Educational Professionals on Federal Financial Aid Policies and Practices for Homeless Youth

June 12, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week-Housing Provider Attendance at CFT Meetings

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: The Wave 3 Cal YOUTH Study Has Been Released!

Budget Agreement Reached; $25 Million Dedicated to Homeless Youth

“Homeless Youth Liaisons” at Community Colleges – Roster Now Available

LA DCFS and LACOE Partner to Improve on Information Sharing System for Foster Youth

June 5, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week-Waiving Court Attendance

Deadline Passes for Bills to Move to Second House in State Legislature

Survey Finds Majority of CCCs have Food Pantries & Assist with CalFresh Enrollment

Text Mining Finds Substance Abuse in 71% of Families of Foster Children

Brief Lays Out Insights for Integrating Data for Two Generation Initiatives

May 29, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week- THP-Plus Program

Help Include Homeless Youth in the State Budget: Add Your Name Today!

Chafee Funds Remain for 2017-18 Academic Year- Apply by June 30th!

Snapshot Shows College Attendance & Persistence Higher in THP-Plus than THP+FC

Research Brief Finds Large Gaps in Service Need and Receipt in Undocumented Families

ACL Lays Out Revised Conversion Process for Approved and Licensed Foster Caregivers

May 22, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week- Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) and Intensive Services Foster Care (ISFC)

Homelessness Proposals Start to Solidify, as June 15 Budget Deadline Nears

House Rejects Farm Bill, Sparing 5.2M Food Stamp Recipients, Including Foster Youth

Tools You Can Use: State Provides Guidance and Resources for Implementing Trauma-Informed Care

Report Finds 40 Percent of Children Separated from Family During Homelessness

CDSS and Chapin Hall to Provide Free CANS and TCOM training for Child Welfare Workers

May 15, 2018 • CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

Question of the Week – IRS Verification of Non-Filing Letter

Proposed Budget Includes NextUp Expansion and Changes to Community College Funding Formula

FAFSA Data Reveals 10% Increase in Number of Homeless Youth applicants between 2013-2017

State Legislature Considers Three Bills to Address Student Basic Needs

Brief Finds One Million Children in the U.S. Have a Young Parent who Experienced Homelessness in the Past Year

Registration for Annual #RealCollege Conference on Student Basic Needs Opens Today

May 8, 2018• UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week-Appeal Process for Late GPA Submission

2018-2019 Burton Book Fund Opening Soon! Webinar on June 22

Health Insurance Enrollment among Former Foster Youth Ages 21-25 Nearly Doubled Since 2015

$30 Million Available for Transition-Age Foster Youth and Families Lacking Housing for Placement or Reunification

Federal Fact Sheet Shows Reduced Caseload and Increased Placement with Relatives

May 1, 2018• UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week-Reentry  Contacts

Policy Brief Finds LGBTQ Youth Have Twice the Rate of Homelessness

Partnership Launched to Reduce High Rate of Unintended Pregnancy Among Foster Youth

Housing Audit Recommends Single State Entity to Coordinate Homeless Programs

State Announces a Delay in Full Implementation of Level of Care Protocol

Report Lays Out Latest Policies and Research on Foster Youth Transition to Adulthood

April 24, 2018• UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week- Chafee Education and Training Vouchers

State Legislature Considers 7 Budget Proposals for Foster & Homeless Youth

$50 Million for Homeless Youth Included in Senate Housing & Homelessness Bill

Take Me Out to the Ball Game! Free Tickets for June 22 SF Giants vs. SD Padres

Factsheet Provides Need-to-Know Information on ICWA

Policy Brief Suggests CA Moving in the Right Direction to Support Foster Youth in College

April 17, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week-Foster Parent Upset about Condoms

Facing Food Insecurity, State Policy Expands Access to CalFresh for Students

Legislation Proposes to Improve Access to Former Foster Youth in Guardianship and Adoption

Federal Memo Lays Out Requirements and Implementation Timeline of Families First

Fact Sheet Released with Latest Data, Laws and Practice Guidance on Education of Foster Children and Youth

April 10, 2018 • CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

Question of the Week – Summer Financial Aid

Yuba, Sonoma, Fresno and San Diego Counties Win Foster Youth FAFSA Challenge

Federal Budget Increases Spending on Educational Programs

Wisconsin HOPE Lab Releases New Study on College Food and Housing Insecurity

Webinar: The Implementation of a Faculty/Staff Mentor Program for College Going Foster Youth

New Funding for CAFYES Announced, Bringing the Total Number of Campuses to 51

April 3, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

April 11 Webinar to Lay Out Implications of the Family First Prevention Services Act

Legislative Proposal Seeks to Reduce Placement Changes and Improve Process

State Notifies Counties to Fund Caregivers on the Date an RFA Application is Submitted

New Education Toolkit Available for Court Companions to Foster Youth

50-State Review Names California among 8 States to Incentivize Teen Permanency

March 27, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week-Foster Youth Reproductive Health Rights

Registration for John Burton Advocates for Youth Graduation Events Now Open

Bill Introduced to Establish Statewide Mobile Crisis Response for Foster Youth & Caregivers

Short-Term Resolution in Effect for Families Who Accept Placement before RFA Approval

Webinar to Address Assessment, Remediation & Recent Changes

State Releases Guidance on Strategy to Serve California’s Most Needy Foster Children

March 20, 2018 • CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

SB 940 Unanimously Passes Senate Education Committee

Five Tips to Ensure Youth Do Not Miss out on Financial Aid When FAFSA is Flagged for Verification

April 4 Webinar: Learn Best Practices on Supporting Homeless College Students

New Multidisciplinary Foster Care Research Center Launches at UCLA

New Campaign Seeks to Support Homeless Students Through Education

College Board and ACT Announce Expanded Fee Waivers for College-Bound Low-Income Students

March 13, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week – Minimum Income for Filing Taxes

Calling All Relative Caregivers: Share Your Experience with Resource Family Approval at April Budget Hearings

California Law Repealing Juvenile Court Administrative Fees Went into Effect on January 1

New Federal Data Shows California Leads Nation in Number of Foster Youth Completing the FAFSA by a Factor of Three

Report Highlights Discussion from Day-Long Discission of Immigration and Child Welfare

March 6, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week – Foster Care Payments for NMDs

2018 Child Welfare Bills Focus on Continuum of Care Reform, Placement Stability and More

Snapshot Shows Higher Rates of School Enrollment and Employment in THP-Plus vs THP+FC

New Report Finds 1 in 5 Homeless Youth Experience Trafficking

Toolkit for Juvenile Justice Practitioners Explains Funding Streams and More

February 27, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week – FAFSA Submission

Take Action to Combat Youth Homelessness

Financial Aid for Homeless & Foster Youth, Part II: After the FAFSA

Twin Legislative Proposals Aim to Improve Resource Family Approval Process

2018 Youth Empowerment Summit Registration Opens

Judges and Court Partners, Mark your Calendars for Training on Foster Youth Reproductive Health Rights and More

February 20, 2018 • CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

Question of the Week

Take Action to Help Expand Financial Aid Access for Foster Youth

2018 California Foster Youth Education Summit Registration Opens

CSU Study finds 2 in 5 Students Experience Food Insecurity and 1 in 10 Experience Homelessness

New Disaster-Related Funding Provides Additional Support for Displaced Students

SchoolHouse Connection Webinar: Supporting Young Parents and Their Children Through Education and Early Care

February 13, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

EITC Web Seminar to Focus on Foster Youth, Homeless Youth and College Students

New Report Finds California’s 9 Million Children Face Challenges at Every Level

New Report Finds Exits to Guardianship Double Since 2007

HCD Releases Details on Implementation of Historic 15-Bill Housing Package

February 6, 2018• UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

Groundbreaking Study Finds 4.2 Million Youth Experience Homelessness Over a 12 Month Period

Implementation of New Foster Care Rates Set to Start March 1st for Foster Family Agencies

Information About Extended Foster Care & AB12 Now Lives on the JBAY Website

Child Welfare Workers that Work with Immigrant Families, Mark your Calendars for February 8th

JBAY is on Social Media; Follow Us to Stay in the Loop!

January 30, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

Senator Wiener Introduces Ambitious Proposal to Reduce Youth Homeless in California

In Midst of Amped Up Immigration Enforcement, New Resource Lays Out Child Welfare’s Role in Protecting Immigrant Families

March 2nd is 31 Days Away; Don’t Let Youth Leave Financial Aid Money on the Table!

Except for California, States Fail to Protect Students From For-Profit Postsecondary Predators, Report Finds

January 23, 2018 • CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

Question of the Week

Community College Chancellor’s Office Releases Application to Participate in NextUp Expansion

Governor Proposes Major Changes to Community College Funding Methodology

Text “Nudges” Show 10% Improvement on College Persistence

NYT Highlights California Efforts to Address Food Insecurity Among College Students

January 16, 2018 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

2018-2019 State Budget Released; Includes Investments for CCR: Sexual Health and More

$200 Cash Incentive for Foster Youth to Attend Sexual Health Education Training

SB 213 Streamlines Exemption Process for Caregivers’ Criminal History Review

Long Anticipated Criteria for STRTP Placement Released

January 9, 2018• UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

Training Available for LA Caregivers: Learn to Prevent Pregnancy & STIs among Foster Youth

State Clarifies Foster Care, Not Criminal Justice, is the System for CSEC Victims

RAND Report Finds Prevention + Treatment Services = Decrease in Child Maltreatment

ILRC Urges Child Welfare Community to Call on Leader Pelosi to Protect Immigrant Children

Latest Insights Reports Finds Low Pay and High Turnover Among Social Workers

December 19, 2017 • CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

Question of the Week

House Set to Approve Bill to Increase Costs for Students, Gut Accountability for Colleges

Upcoming Financial Aid Webinars

New Online Report Card Shows Foster Youth Outcomes in K-12 Districts

Report Explores the Link Between Relationships and Transformational Change

December 12, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

CalYOUTH Brief Finds Higher Rates of Psych Med Use among LGBTQ Youth

New State Data Show Foster Children Experience Highest Rate of Chronic Absenteeism

State Clarifies NMDs’ Right to Privacy & Decision-Making Regarding Medical Care

Financial Aid for Foster & Homeless Youth, Part 1: Completing the FAFSA

First Statewide Conference to Focus on Extended Foster Care

December 5, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

Fall 2017 School Enrollment Up from Last Year for Youth in THP+FC & THP-Plus

New Year, New Law: SB 190 Repeals Juvenile Delinquency Fees to Families

Over 30 Counties Have Joined the California Foster Youth FAFSA Challenge

Social Worker with Questions about Immigration & Child Welfare? Join this Call

November 28, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

Questions about the New Emergency Child Care Bridge Program? Ask CDSS

Stop Vulnerable Children from Footing the Bill for Tax “Reform”

New Year, New Law: AB 1371 Establishes Protections for Parenting Youth

HHS Reports on 2016 Crisis Hotline: 28% Youth on Street at Time of Contact

November 21, 2017 • CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

Question of the Week

New Study Provides Insights into Youth Homelessness

Upcoming Webinar: CalFresh for Current & Former Foster Youth Students

CCCCO Launches New NextUp Website

New Year, New Law: AB 766

SchoolHouse Connection Webinar: Breaking Down Educational Barriers: Insights from Students

November 15, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

LA Foster Youth: Get the Low Down on Sexual Health + Earn Some Extra Holiday $

Some Phase II Rates Under Continuum of Care Reform Delayed Until February

New Year, New Law: AB 1006 to Ensure Access to Specialized Permanency Services

Join the California Foster Youth FAFSA Challenge – Learn More this Friday!

Updated Reference Manual for Dependency Attorneys Released

November 7, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

State Releases Guidance to Counties on Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children

New Year, New Law: SB 612

What Happens to Children When Parents Are Deported? Attend Next Children’s Advocates’ Roundtable

New Guide Answers the Question: What is Housing First for Youth? 

October 31, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

State Issues RFP: $10 Million Available for Homeless Youth

New Forms Available for Extended Foster Care, Including SILP Assessment

ACLs, ACINs, CFLs…Don’t Miss Out on the Latest!

Tools You Can Use: How to Promote Healthy Sexual Development & Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy

Webinar Series Tailored for Foster Youth Campus Support Programs

October 24,  2017 – CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

Question of the Week

Blueprint Conference Workshop Presentations Now Available

Governor Signs New Laws Designed to Aid Community College Students

New Initiatives to Promote Youth Mental Wellness

New Review Highlights Evidence Based Practices Related to Foster Youth Mentoring

Homeless Youth Get Lawyers – The Homeless Youth Legal Network Pilot

October 17, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

Governor Brown Signs Senate Bill 12, Ushering in New Era of College Opportunity for CA Foster Youth

State Clarifies Allowable & Non-Allowable Uses of Infant Supplement for NMDs in THP+FC

Joint Human Services Committee Meets in LA to Address Youth Homelessness

New Report Shows Public Safety Net Programs are Making Significant Impact on Poverty in CA

JBAY Hiring!

October 10, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

Prevent “Undermatch” Among Foster Youth: CSU Application Open Until November 30

Curriculum & Training on Psychotropic Medication in Foster Care Now Available

I Need ID to Get ID? Article Offers Strategies to Help Disconnected Youth Obtain an ID

Updated Fact Sheets Provide Answers about Foster Care Education Law

Which Bills Will Become Laws? Join a 10/25 Webinar to Find Out

October 3, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

State Issues Guidance to Help Remove Obstacles to CalFresh for NMDs

2018-19 FAFSA Now Available: What Homeless Youth Providers Need to Know

CCR Prompts State to Evaluate Two Well-Being Assessment Tools for Statewide Use

Registration Deadline for Blueprint for Success Conference One Week Away

September 26, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

Fifteen Child Welfare Bills Make it to Governor’s Desk

CDSS Issues Notice of Placement Requirements According to Gender Identity

New Report Finds Over 1 in 10 Children have Indicators of Commercial Sexual Exploitation

NMDs Placed in THP+FC Increases in 2016-17, Plus Many Other Findings in this Year’s Report

Web Seminar to Feature Experts on Housing First and Harm Reduction for Youth

September 19,  2017 – CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

SB 12 Passes Legislature and Awaits Action by the Governor

Webinar October 10th, Stepping Up for Foster Youth: A Policy Playbook for California’s Four-Year Universities

New Fact Sheet Explores Intersection Between Basic Needs and Mental Health for College Students

FAFSA Data Retrieval Tool to be Reinstated Without Ability to View Data

New Bills Introduced in Congress to Help Homeless and Foster Youth Access and Succeed in Higher Education

Senate Appropriations Committee Rejects Cuts to Federal Financial Aid Programs

September 12, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

State Issues Guidance Allowing NMDs to Reside with Biological Parent in SILPs

Report Finds California Foster Youth Beat National Average in High School Completion

2017-18 Burton Book Fund Closes After Assisting 1,166 Foster Youth on 86 Campuses

Webinar to Demystify Child Welfare Funding & Federal Safety Net Programs

August 29, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

Burton Book Fund Going Fast! Help Foster Youth Access Funds for Text Books

HHS Releases Primer on Intersection between Human Trafficking & Child Welfare

Maximum Family Grant Rule Put to Bed: Final Regulations Approved

What’s the Hot Topic of the September Child Welfare Roundtable? Housing

JBAY Newsletter on Vacation Next Week

August 22, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

Brief Finds Odds of Going to College 66% Lower for Parenting NMDs vs. Non-Parenting

Web Seminar to Explore Short Program Stays and High Rates of Involuntary Exit Among Youth in THP+FC and THP-Plus

State Notices Counties about Youths’ Right to Object to Out-of-County Placements

Summer Means More Employment & Less Enrollment for Youth in THP+FC & THP-Plus

Legislature Reconvenes for Final Push

August 15,  2017 – CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

Blueprint Conference Early Bird Registration Rate Ends September 1

Federal Bill Introduced to Increase Housing Stability for Foster Youth Aging Out of Care

CSU System Adopts New Approach to Assessment and Remediation

CTE Rebranding Campaign Seeks to Expand Understanding of Career Eduction

Annie E. Casey Foundation Publishes New Report on Adolescent Brain Development with Racial and Ethnic Equity and Inclusion Lens

August 8, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

State Issues Policy Guidance: Ensuring Mental Health Services for Out-of-County Youth

Issue Brief Finds Biggest Effect of Extended Foster Care: Enrollment in College

Governor Signs Bill Requiring Voter Registration Materials to the 8,573 NMDs in California

Study Finds Nearly Half of Medicaid Births to Young Mothers Have Child Welfare History

Web Seminar to Explore Best Practices for Child and Family Teams

August 1, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

How Many Dual Status Youth Are there in California? We’ll Soon Know

New Report Asks: Is Extended Foster Care “Enough” to Improve College Outcomes?

Youth Scholarship Deadline for Blueprint for Success Conference 1 Month Away

It’s Go Time: Burton Book Fund Launches for 2017-18 Academic Year

July 25, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

New Foster Care Rates Issued, Effective July 1st

State Guidance Issued About Inspecting Placements with Above-Average Law Enforcement Contact

Tis the Season: Register for Upcoming Child Welfare Conferences in California

ABA Issues Publication on What Child Welfare Attorneys Should Know about Trauma

As they Say in Hamilton: Take a Break!

July 18,  2017 – CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

Question of the Week: Satisfactory Academic Progress

Blueprint Conference Registration Now Open

Foster Care Education Bills Continue to Move Through State Legislature

Survey Finds 1 in 5 L.A. Community College Students Homeless

Reducing Poverty Through Pell Grants: A Primer for Non-Postsecondary Education Advocates

GradNation Releases Progress Reports on Student Homelessness

July 11, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

State Provides Guidance on New Requirements Regarding Medi-Cal for Former Foster Youth

7/27 Webinar: Results from a Pilot Project to Transform Housing Providers into College Success Programs

Kids Count Shows Child Poverty Persists Despite Increased Employment & Earnings

High Rate of Foster Care Participation Among Inmates: An Alternative Fact

June 28, 2017 • JBAY SPECIAL EDITION ON STATE BUDGET

Governor Signs Budget: $69.7 Million Invested in Foster Care & Youth Homelessness

June 27, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

LAUSD First in the State to Track Post-Secondary Outcomes of Foster Youth

Annual Realignment Report Shows $138 M in Growth to Counties from 2014-15

Webinar: Accessing the Burton Book Fund & its Expansion to Homeless Students

Newborns Affected by Drugs Up 95% Since 2008 – How is Child Welfare Responding?

June 20,  2017 – CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

Question of the Week: Post-Secondary Education Series

Senate Bill 12 Clears Senate – Moves on to Assembly

Assembly Member Irwin Proposes Bill to Reform Community College Assessment and Placement Process

Foster Youth Independence Act Introduced to Extend Chafee Eligibility

White House Seeks Billions in Cuts to Higher Education Spending

June 13, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

THP-Plus Spending Increases $2.2 Million in Recently Released Realignment Report

Families First Returns as Series of Individual Bills

Immigrant Families & Child Welfare: What Do We Need to Know in 2017?

Resources Available to Become Specialty Mental Health Services Provider

Web Seminar to Address how CCR is Changing Mental Health Access

June 6, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

Legislative Deadline Passes; Which Child Welfare Bills Are Still in Play?

Call Budget Conference Committee Members TODAY to Request $10 Million for Homeless Youth

Report Shows Strategic Use of Evidence Led to AB 12’s Passage Despite State Budget Deficit

Report Finds LGBTQ Youth Five Times More Likely than their Peers to be Sex Trafficked

May 30, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Call Your State Senator to Request “YES” on SB 245

Courts Given Discretion to Extend Family Reunification for Young Parents in Foster Care

Report Finds Girls are Twice as Likely as Boys to be Placed in Foster Care because of Sexual Abuse

Trump’s Budget: Massive Cuts to Social Services & Entitlements, Tax Breaks for Wealthy

May 23, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Question of the Week

State Provides Best Practices for Youth Running from or Missing from Care

Thurmond Bill Would Address Major Barrier to Foster Homes: Lack of Child Care

Overall School Enrollment Increases in THP+FC While College Enrollment Drops

Federal Bill Would Make Foster & Homeless Youth Exempt from Student Restrictions on Food Stamps

May 16,  2017 – CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

Federal Budget Deal Preserves Higher Education Programs for Now

Community College Chancellor’s Office Releases Guidance Regarding New Laws

May California Budget Revision Achieves Full Equity for Relatives

Chancellor’s Office Developing a New Look for CAFYES Program

FosterMore Debuts PSA for Foster Care Awareness Month

New Report Highlights Gains and Gaps in Youth Connection

May 9, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

AB 12 Question of the Week

New Brief Finds Which County a Youth is Placed with Impacts Length of Stay in EFC

Winners Announced for JBAY College Hero Award

TAY a Target Population in $2 Billion State Bond for Affordable Housing, Including Foster & Probation Youth

Report Finds Adults Prioritized Over Children in Mental Health System

Federal Child Welfare Advocates Called to Action: Don’t Abandon Aspirational Advocacy

May 2, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

AB 12 Question of the Week

Which CA Colleges Best Support Homeless Students? New Report Assigns Scores

Legislation to Increase Voter Registration Among Foster Youth

This Friday: Child Welfare Policy Roundtable to Focus on Foster Youth Education

CASA FAQ Answers Questions about Foster Care & Immigration

Los Angeles Hack-a-Thon Leverages Technology to Address Foster Care Challenges

April 25, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

AB 12 Question of the Week

California Foster Youth Calls for Better Access to College in Today’s New York Times

Nominate a Colleague for the JBAY College Hero Award

December Transitional Housing Data Suggest Challenges with College Retention

Senator Mitchell Proposes Bill to Improve Access to THP+FC Placements

Career Technical Education: Short-Term Programs into Living Wage Employment

More than Half of Foster Youth in Community College Have Very Low Food Security

April 18,  2017 – CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

JBAY Issues Request for Workshop Proposals for Upcoming Blueprint for Success Conference

Riverside Community College District Receives $2 Million Innovation Award to Expand Support for Foster Youth

FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval Tool Temporarily Disabled

iFoster Announces Employer Tax Credit Bill for Foster Youth

New Report Highlights Use of Hackathons to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes

Webinar: From Placement to Permanence: Understanding Options and Valuing Kin

April 4, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

AB 12 Question of the Week

Need Textbooks for Next Year? Provide Input & Get Priority for Burton Book Fund

Despite Repeal of ESSA Regulations, Many Provisions Still Intact to Protect Foster Youth

Which States Enacted Child Welfare Legislation Last Year?

“Go Blue” on May 2nd for National Foster Care Awareness Day

March 28, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

AB 12 Question of the Week

Attend Hearing to Protect Foster Youths’ Reproductive Rights & Reduce Unintended Pregnancy

Assembly Member Gloria Proposes Bill to Address Growing Numbers of Homeless Youth

Trump’s Proposed Budget Bleeds Human Services to Bolster Military Spending

Working With Undocumented Children, Youth & Families? Here’s What You Should Know

March 21,  2017 – CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

Save the Date: 2017 Blueprint for Success Conference

SB 12 Passes Senate Higher Education Committee

President’s Budget Proposes Deep Cuts to Education and Training Programs

California Assembly Financial Aid Proposals Miss the Mark

New Study Reports on “Hungry and Homeless in College”

March 22 Policy Webinar on Educational Needs of Foster Youth and Homeless Youth

March 14, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

AB 12 Question of the Week

State Clarifies: NMDs Exempted from Student Restrictions on Food Stamp Eligibility

Senators Mitchell & Lara Introduce Bills to Protect Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth

What Happens After the FAFSA? How Foster Youth Secure & Maintain Financial Aid

Father Engagement = Better Child Outcomes, So How Can Child Welfare Support This?

February 28, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

AB 12 Question of the Week

Ridley-Thomas Introduces Bill to Fill Gap Between Children’s Outpatient Mental Health & Hospitalization

Bill Proposed by Weber to Close the Loop on Student Exemptions for CalFresh Eligibility

A Review of the Process of Trying Youth as Adults Makes a Case for Stopping the Practice

Report Calls for Increased Investment in Child Welfare

February 21,  2017 – CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

March 2 Financial Aid Application Deadline Approaching

Registration Now Open for Foster Care Education Summit

New Report Finds Success Increases with More Financial Aid for Lowest Income Community College Students

Assembly Bill 214 (Weber) Seeks to Address College Campus Hunger

TICAS Calls for Redirecting Middle Class Scholarship Funds to Expand Cal Grant Program

New Website Helps Empower Foster Youth to Make Fully-Informed Decisions About Their College Options

New ESSA Guidance and Webinars Focus on College and Career Readiness

February 14, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

AB 12 Question of the Week

CAFYES, FYSI, EOPS…Alphabet Soup? Get Schooled on Foster Youth On-Campus Support

Phase II of Continuum of Care Reform Rolls Out, DSS Unveils New Rate Structure

Largest Probation Department Pilots New Juvenile Justice Model, Major Culture Shift

2/22 Webinar – Which Foster Care Records Are Confidential?

February 7, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

AB 12 Question of the Week

Senator Leyva Introduces Bill to Reduce Rates of Unintended Pregnancy Among Foster Youth

Sign on to Protect Funding for Child Welfare Services

Web Seminar to Address Questions from Non-Profit and Public Sector on Immigration

Where Can I Access California Dependency Case Law?

Service Providers: Help Improve Former Foster Youth Medi-Cal Enrollment & Retention

January 31, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

AB 12 Question of the Week

Support the Beall Pell Bill – Increasing Access to Financial Aid for Foster Youth

Urge Congress: Hands Off Former Foster Youth Health Coverage

Is Your Community on the Right Track to End Youth Homelessness?

Pro-Kid Policy Agenda Calls for Increased Accountability & Oversight

January 24, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

AB 12 Question of the Week

Program Snapshot Shows Most Youth Not in College, Despite Having Received their High School Diploma

Skits, Comics & Memes Demystify California’s Continuum of Care Reform in Youth Toolkit

Let’s Talk THP-Plus Rates: Regional Housing Costs & Serving Parenting Youth

Organizations Collecting Stories about the Impact of the Proposed Repeal of the ACA

New Website Go-To Resource for Issues & Trends Impacting Older Foster Youth

January 17,  2017 – CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

Webinar February 14 – SB 12: Increasing Pell Grant Receipt Among Foster Youth

Priority Registration Expansion Effective January 1, 2017

Foster Youth Survey: Help Improve Access to Financial Aid by Sharing Your Experience

Webinar January 25: Implementation of Resource Family Approval

I Can Afford College Campaign Offers Resources to Assist with Financial Aid Access

Childcare for Parents in College: A State-by-State Assessment

All County Letter Issued: Utilizing Title IV-E Funding to Support County Foster Youth Services Coordinating Programs

January 11, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

AB 12 Question of the Week

Governor Releases Proposed 2017-18 Budget, Slowed Growth Leads to $1.6 B Deficit

Sign On: Include TAY in the $2 B Housing Bond for Permanent Supportive Housing

Webinar – How to Help Foster Youth Avoid the Remediation Trap and Achieve College Success

New Tool Available to Reduce Overuse of Psychotropic Medication

January 3, 2017 • UPDATES FROM JOHN BURTON ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

AB 12 Question of the Week

2017: A New Year and A New Name!

State Leadership Jump-Starts Legislative Session with Appointments

Caregivers Having “The Talk” with Foster Youth – Is there a Guide for That?

Should Part of the $2B Housing Bond Go to Transition-Age Youth? Make Your Opinion Known

NYTD Reaches Same Conclusion as CalYOUTH: Youth in Extended Foster Care Do Better

December 13, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

Beall Launches Session with Bill to Increase Pell Receipt Among Foster Youth

Web Seminar to Highlight New Approach to Case Management, Academic Coaching

What Did I Miss? Co-Investment Partnership Provides Year-End Roundup

What is a State Requirement for CSEC? What is a Federal? CDSS Provides the Answers

Children’s Well-Being Report Tracks Indicators by County, Illustrates Racial Disparities

December 6, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

State Issues Joint Letter on Federal & State Data Sharing Requirements Under LCFF

California Reports Largest Numbers of Homeless Unaccompanied Youth in Nation

State Issues Final Regulations to Implement Accountability/State Plan Provisions of ESSA

Evaluation Finds Transitional Living Services Have Positive Impact on Youth

November 22, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

State Shares Best Practices for Concurrent Placement of Dependents & Wards

State Leadership: Results of Presidential Election Inconsistent with California’s Values

Video Series Shares Stories of Youth Prosecuted & Incarcerated in Adult System

Factsheet Lists State Laws on Court Hearings for Out-of-Home Placement

Judicial Council Training: Legal Updates Related to Continuum of Care Reform

November 8, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

State Issues Guidance on New and Improved Tracking of Young Parents in Foster Care

Children in Foster Care in U.S. Increases, California Experiences Decline

Final Webinar on CalYOUTH Study, Outcomes at Age 19: Physical & Mental Health

Study Finds Fast-Tracking Termination of Parental Rights Does Not Speed Up Adoption

November 1, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

State Establishes Policies & Procedures to Prevent Child Sex Trafficking

How Orange County Prevents Unplanned Pregnancy Among Foster Youth

It Takes a Village – Webinar on Collaboratives Supporting Foster Youth to and through College

Report Makes Recommendations for Cross-System Collaboration, TANF & Child Welfare

October 25, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

State Releases Plan to Prevent Unintended Pregnancy for Foster Youth

Questions about NMD Eligibility for CalFresh? There’s an FAQ for that

Comprehensive Study Investigates Physical and Mental Health of Children and Youth in Foster Care

Report Says Title IV-E Entitlement Should be Replicated, Not Replaced

Prepare for the 2017 Homeless Youth Point-in-Time Count

October 11, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

JBF Releases 2015-16 THP-Plus & THP+FC Annual Report

Two of Three Bills Pass, Addressing Over-Prescription of Psych Meds to Foster Youth

Web Seminar on 2015-16 THP-Plus/THP+FC Annual Report & Legislative Wrap-Up

Web Seminar to Debunk Myths Underlying Federal Foster Care Reform Efforts

October 4, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

Governor Signs Bill Eliminating Barrier to Mental Health Services for Foster Youth

State Issues ACL Clarifying Reproductive and Sexual Health Rights of Foster Youth

Financial Aid Webinar: Getting Beyond 50% Rate of Pell Grant Utilization for Foster Youth

First-Ever Comprehensive Review of Literature on LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care Released

September 27, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

Governor Signs Bill to Ensure and Expand Priority Registration for Foster Youth

Governor Agrees: No Such Things as a Child Prostitute

Rubber Hits the Road on California’s Reforms Efforts: New Foster Care Rates Issued

New State Guidance Clarifies: Data Sharing Does Not Violate Privacy Rights

CalYOUTH Study Seeking Youth Recruiters

September 13, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

Join Assembly Member Tony Thurmond for a Policy Briefing on Challenges Faced by Transition-Age Foster Youth

Federal Bill Would Provide Tax Credits for Employers to Hire Foster Youth

Handy Primer Released on California Courts and Child Welfare

National Campaign Seeks Input to Address Unplanned Pregnancy Among Foster Youth

September 6, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

Thurmond Bill Establishes Graduation and Loan Default Standards for Chafee ETV

State Gives Instructions to End MFG, Effective January 1, 2017

New Report Explores Debate between Family Preservation and Abuse Prevention

Webinar to Discuss to New ESSA Guidelines Regarding Homeless Students

August 9, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

State Issues Guidance on How to Implement New Infant Supplement for Parenting Dependents

Support Legislation to Improve Access to Mental Health for Foster Youth

Bill to Ensure Priority Registration for Foster Youth Passes Out of Appropriations

Family Conflict Key Driver of Youth Homelessness, Yet Few Evaluations of Family Interventions Exist

July 5, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

State Issues New Foster Care Rates for 2016-17; Infant Supplement Increases to $900

Indian Child Welfare Act Regulations Issued After Nearly 40 Years

Feds Announce Funding to Serve LGBTQ Homeless Youth & Former Foster Youth

Extensive Guidance Issued on Federal Every Student Succeeds Act

Report Finds 23% Foster Youth are LGBTQ–More than Half Being Youth of Color

June 28, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

SPECIAL EDITION UPDATE:

WHAT WAS INCLUDED FOR CHILD WELFARE IN THE GOVERNOR’S 2016-2017 STATE BUDGET?

June 21, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

A Message from John Burton…

Concerns Surface in California that Families First May Restrict Access to Foster Care

Questions about the $200 for Parenting NMDs in SILPs? State Provides Answers

CalYOUTH Study: Web Seminar Series to Understand Extended Foster Care

Electronic Records Initiatives for Foster Youth Sprouting Up Across State

June 14,  2016 – CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

AB12 Question of the Week: Post-Secondary Education Series

Webinar: Burton Book Fund 101 – Intro to the 2016-17 Program

YouthSpeak: The Importance of Foster Youth Voice

GAO Releases New Report: Actions Needed to Improve Federal Financial Assistance for Homeless and Foster Youth

New Policy Brief Looks at Experiences of Former Foster Youth in Postsecondary Education

New Foster Care Transition Toolkit Offers Tips for Helping Foster Youth Succeed as Adults

Stakeholders Come Together to End Youth Homelessness

June 7, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

Take Action to Give Foster Youth a Fighting Chance at College

Support Legislation to Ensure Priority Registration for Foster Youth

What is the Evidence Supporting the Use of Relative Caregivers? Find Out!

White House Convenes Technology and Child Welfare Sectors to Solve Pressing Issues

Report Shows Laptops Increase Satisfaction and Decrease Depression Among Foster Youth

May 24, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

CalYOUTH Study Finds Youth Who Remain in Foster Care Fare Better than Those Who Don’t

Tomorrow: Special Web Seminar Featuring Voices of Relative Caregivers

New Study Finds Half of 19 Year-Old Young Women in Foster Care Have Been Pregnant

Budget Season is in Full Swing in Sacramento

May 17,  2016 – CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

YouthSpeak: The Power of Mentorship

Community College System Updates CCCApply Foster Youth Question

CalYOUTH Study Provides New Insight into Extended Foster Care

New Research Highlights Improvements Needed to California’s Financial Aid System

Community Colleges Awarded $60 Million to Transform Basic Skills Programs

AYPF College Success Webinar Recordings Now Available

Campus Program Staff Invited to Participate in Research Study

May 10, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

Annual Realignment Report Shows $134M in Growth from 2013-14

State Select Committee to Examine Foster Care for Older Youth

Study Finds Abuse Among Homeless Youth More Common than Not

What are Foster Youths’ Mental Health Rights? New Brochure Provides the Answers

Brief Highlights Disproportionate Share of Child Poverty in Rural America

May 3, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

Changes Made to California’s Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard

State Releases Guidance on Psychotropic Medication for Foster Youth

New Policy Brief Dispels Myth of Overreliance on Foster Care

Proposal Could Offer Free Tuition for San Francisco Foster Youth

15th Annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is May 4th

April 26, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

Are NMDs Eligible for Food Stamps? Find Out!

CA Senate Budget Subcommittee Hears Range of Proposals to Strengthen Child Welfare

Report Reveals 580,000 California School Children Illegally Denied Mental Health Services

New Opportunity for Dependency Courts to Address Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy

April 19,  2016 – CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

New Research Ties State Financial Aid to Improved Graduation Rates

Revamped FYSI Manuals Available Online

Foster Youth Higher Education Bills Advance Through Legislature Foster Youth Higher Education Bills Advance Through Legislature

New Approaches Needed to College Course Placement and Remedial Education

New Resource Helps Unaccompanied Youth Access Special Education Support

The Educational Rights of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness: What Service Providers Need to Know

April 13, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

Report Finds Over 40% of Youth in “Court Schools” Make No Progress or Lose Comprehension

Assembly Human Services Hears Range of Foster Care Bills

Report Finds 75% of California’s Homeless Youth are Unsheltered

Effect of Homeless Lingers Academically, According to NY Study

April 5, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

April 6th Assembly Budget Hearing to Consider Several Child Welfare Proposals

Is Extended Foster Care Working in California? Attend LA Briefing to Find Out

Brief Explores Challenges of Aging-Out Foster Youth Accessing SNAP, Highlights Opportunities for Improvement

Recommendations Released for Reducing Teen Pregnancy Among Foster Youth

Report Finds Evidence About Family Finding Inconculsive

March 29, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

Tools You Can Use: New Resource to Assess Inclusivity Among Programs Serving LGBTQ Youth

Lecture Highlights Decline in Teen Pregnancy; Not the Case for Youth in Foster Care

Coalition Requests Congress Invest in Housing Vouchers for Homeless Families and Former Foster Youth

New Report Discusses the Benefits and Challenges of Title IV-E Funding

Report Finds 75% of Children Who Die From Abuse and Neglect are Under 3 Years Old

March 22, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

Over 90 Bills Focused on Child Welfare Proposed in State Legislature

AB 885 Seeks to Remove Barriers to Re-entry into Extended Foster Care

Coalition Requests Congress Invest in Housing Vouchers for Homeless Families and Former Foster Youth

Call to Augment Budget for Foster Youth Dependency Counsel Needs Your Help

March 15,  2016 – CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

Update on How to Show Your Support for AB 2506

New Web Portal Highlights Mental Health Resources for Community College Students

NASPA Blog Features Thoughts from JBF Team Member

New Video – The Well-Being Journey for Young Adults

New Research Offers Recommendations for Post-Secondary Success for Students with Disabilities

March 8, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

Legislation Introduced to Improve Outcomes for Vulnerable Young Families in Foster Care

Support Proposal to Expand “California’s 529 Plan” for Foster Youth

State Funding Proposed to Reduce Unplanned Pregnancy and Protect Reproductive Rights of Foster Youth

Web Seminar to Discuss Need for Better Child Care for Foster Youth

February 24, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

Former Foster Youth to Serve as State Ombudsperson

Senator Mitchell Introduces Legislation to Decriminalize Prostitution for Minors

What Did We Miss: A Policy Agenda to Improve Foster Care for Young Adults

Registration  Now Open for the 2016 Taking Action Conference

Presentation Demystifies State Budget Process

February 16,  2016 – CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

CCP Launches New and Improved Website

Upcoming Webinar – Preparing for Graduate School: Tools for Success

FAFSA March 2 Deadline Approaching

Registration opens for 2016 Foster Youth Education Summit

Brief from Urban Institute Provides Suggestions to Help Low-Income Working Parents Who Attend School

New NASPA Homelessness and Foster Care Community Co-Chairs

February 9, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

Support Legislation to Ensure Access to Priority Registration for Foster Youth

What’s on Deck for Improving Services for Kinship Families in 2016?

Special EITC Training For Caregivers and Foster Youth

New Quarterly Reports Available on Exiting Foster & Probation Youth in California

Implementation Update: 17 Counties Opt-Into Extension of THP-Plus to 36 Months

February 2, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

New Report Highlights Challenges Faced by California’s “Crossover Youth”

Federal Report Finds Increased Rates of Child Maltreatment and Fatality

New County Fiscal Letter Gives Instructions for $200 Payment for Parenting Dependents

What is the Future of the Chafee ETV in California?

DSS Identifies National Accreditation Agencies for New Continuum of Care Reform Standards

January 26, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

AB 12 Question of the Week

New Report on Parenting Foster Youth Highlights a Need for Child Care

State Issues New Guidance on Sibling Visitation

New Data Shows Decrease in NMDs for Third Straight Quarter

Reports Highlight Increased Utilization of Grandparents as Caregivers

Report Shows California Foster Care Caseload Growth Outpaces National Rate

January 19,  2016 – CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PATHWAYS UPDATE

AB 12 Question of the Week: Post-Secondary Education Series

Changes to Chafee Grant Program Streamline Access for Students

Students With a High School Certificate of Completion May Now be Eligible for Diploma

2016 Project Foster Youth Scholarship Application Available

Federal Budget Includes Small Increases for Homeless Youth Programs

New Predictive Analytics Tool Helps Child Welfare Systems Reduce Risk of Delinquency

January 12, 2016 • JOHN BURTON FOUNDATION UPDATES

Cal Grant Deadline Less that Two Months Away: Financial Aid for Foster Youth

Resource Guide Answers Legal Questions Regarding Tenn Pregnancy and Sex

New Web Resource Available for Providers Working with Parenting Youth

Normalcy As a Child Welfare and Care Provider Objective