November is National Adoption Month
Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act
- directs states to create policies to prevent at-risk youth from sex trafficking
- directs states to create standards for youth enrichment and activities
- improves adoption incentive programs
The Chronicle of Social Change
Brain Research on Bonding
See the Advocacy page for a great article on bonding in children on out of home care and adoption.
New Healthcare Coverage for Alumni of Foster Care
As part of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid benefits will been extended to youth who left foster care at 18 years old or older and will be younger than 26 years old on January 1, 2014, then you can get Medicaid health insurance coverage until you are 26 years old. But you have to sign up!
If you are a teenager or young adult who will be leaving foster care soon, talk with your caseworker about signing up so you will have Medicaid health insurance until you are 26 years old.
Learn how to sign up at the American Academy of Pediatrics site