Child Welfare Services : Background, Funding and Foster Care


Arielle Tatienne (Editor)

Series: Social Welfare Policies and Programs – Patterns, Implications and Prospects
BISAC: POL019000

Child welfare services are intended to prevent the abuse or neglect of children; ensure that children have safe, permanent homes; and promote the well-being of children and their families. Federal support for child welfare activities is provided via multiple programs. The largest share of this federal child welfare funding is provided for support of children in foster care, and for ongoing assistance to children who leave foster care for new permanent families (via adoption or legal kinship guardianship). This book begins with an overview of appropriations activities for child welfare programs. It then includes a discussion of how annual funding levels are determined for child welfare programs and briefly discusses the effect of sequestration on that child welfare funding. The remainder, and largest part, of the book provides descriptions of each federal child welfare program.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Child Welfare: An Overview of Federal Programs and Their Current Funding (Updated)
Emilie Stoltzfus

Chapter 2. Child Welfare Funding in FY2018
Emilie Stoltzfus

Chapter 3. Child Welfare: Purposes, Federal Programs, and Funding
Emilie Stoltzfus

Chapter 4. Foster Care: Additional Actions Could Help HHS Better Support States’ Use of Private Providers to Recruit and Retain Foster Families

Chapter 5. Foster Care: States with Approval to Extend Care Provide Independent Living Options for Youth up to Age 21

Chapter 6. Youth Transitioning from Foster Care: Background and Federal Programs
Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara

Chapter 7. Medicaid Coverage for Former Foster Youth Up to Age 26
Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara and Evelyne P. Baumrucker

Chapter 8. John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood
Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara

Chapter 9. Adoption Tax Benefits: An Overview
Margot L. Crandall-Hollick


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