Newsletter Archive

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

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