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Youth Today: Children's Rights, Children's Advocates, Children's Cabinets

In late March, the Rhode Island Foster Parents Association (RIFPA) staged call-ins to the legislature to oppose the budget cuts to youth in the child welfare system. Par for the course? Not quite.

2007-05-01
Forum Flash: May 1, 2007

Quality and coordination can be difficult to come by; however, they are necessary in improving the lives of children and youth. In Rhode Island, there are potential legislative changes that aren't including all of the stakeholders, such as the states Children's Cabinet; in youth today, Karen Pittman looks at the challenges of coordinating agencies and organizations for the best for youth.

2007-05-01
Forum Flash: April 3, 2007

Takin' Care of Business!

2007-04-03
2007 Roundtable on Children's Cabinets and Councils

Representatives from 11 states attended the Roundtable in April of 2007 in Des Moines, Iowa to share their experiences, ideas and challenges. Several special guests, including the Governor of Iowa, Chet Culver, the First Lady of Iowa, Mari Culver and Patricia Kempthorne, the Former First Lady of Idaho, joined the event as well.

2007-04-01
Tennessee: Study of Children and Youth Mental Health Needs in Tennessee

Senate Joint Resolution 799, passed unanimously by the House and Senate and signed by the governor, directs the Select Committee on Children and Youth to study the children's mental health system and develop recommendations by April 1, 2008.

2007-04-01
Youth Program Quality Assessment Tools Comparison Chart

Comparison chart of youth program quality assessment tools.

2007-03-15
Forum Flash: March 15, 2007

Need help measuring the quality of your program?

2007-03-15
Audio-Conference for Governor's Policy Advisors

Many policy advisors, chiefs of staff and even some Lt. Governors got on the phone to learn more as they think about shaping their work on children and youth.

2007-03-07
Youth Today: Evidence of a Darker Reality -- The Black Youth Project

By Karen Pittman, March 2007

Six in 10 African-American youth believe "it is hard for young black people to get ahead because they face so much discrimination,” according to a University of Chicago (UC) report released in February.

2007-03-01
Building Quality Improvement Systems: Lessons from Three Emerging Efforts in the Youth-Serving Sector

Quality is fast becoming a policy priority in states and localities around the country. As a result, formal and informal networks of youth organizations are seeking and developing strategies to help them assess and improve performance.

2007-03-01