1) Permanency Tip of the Week: Why Do We Force Them to Choose? – Permanency as a Both/And instead of Either/Or; 2) Permanency Success Story of the Week: Single Dad Adopts 11-Year-Old Boy from Foster Care after Biological, Adoptive Family Abandon Him; 3) Shaquille O’Neal on Why Foster Care Is the Great Untold Story; 4) Arkansas Has Been Approved for Family First Act Funding; 5) So, You Just Found Out You Have a Child. Now What?; 6) Dear Foster Parent: Deal With Your Baggage; 7) “Aged Out Youth” Video – Still Longing for Belonging – Still Longing for Belonging.
1) Let’s All Try to Be Patient with Each Other; 2) No one has ever wanted you here. If you find a family that will actually love you, go be with them; 3) Using Big Data to Solve Big New Mexico Problems; 4) Clark County, National Partner Mount Effort to Accelerate Adoptions; 5) Boys Town is Home: A Veteran’s Story; 6) Positive Youth Development Holds Promise for States Working with Transitioning Youth; 7) How do You Engage Teens Who are Resistant to Coming for Therapy?