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Is anybody paying attention as funding for one of the most vital programs for neglected and abused children is slashed to $0?

Why does the Administration’s current budget proposal end federal funding of the Victims of Child Abuse Act? The elimination of funds for CASA advocacy is meaningless in terms of deficit reduction. But it could mean everything to the life of a child in foster care. Continue reading

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The Wrong Prescription: Psychotropic Medications and Foster Youth

The new report on psychotropic medication use among foster youth, which was released by the Government Accountability Office this week, is shocking. Shocking to imagine that a young person in foster care is 4.5 times more likely to be medicated as youth not in foster care. Shocking to think that in some states, nearly 40% of all foster children are receiving psychotropic medications. Continue reading

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New Blog from CWLA—The Children’s Monitor

We’ve recently added a new blog to our Friends of CASA page. The Children’s Monitor, produced by the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), began as a printed newsletter, evolved into an e-newsletter and has now moved to a blog … Continue reading

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A Challenge We Intend to Win

Forty-three years ago, my family watched the Apollo 8 spacecraft head for the first manned mission beyond earth’s orbit. It was exhilarating. So it is a bittersweet week as the space shuttle orbits above us on that program’s last flight. … Continue reading

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From Place to Place—Interview with Documentary Producer Matt Anderson (Part Two)

The feature documentary From Place to Place follows two youth who age out of foster care and then set out to change the system that raised them. (The trailer can be seen on the film’s website.) We spoke to the … Continue reading

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