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Resources from the SCG 2018 Annual Conference

Publication date: 
09/17/2018

Learn more about the SCG 2018 Annual Conference

In this time of deep division about the crucial challenges facing our communities and our country, #SCGAnnualCon18 brought together SoCal philanthropy leaders for cutting-edge learning and deep connection to explore what gives us hope, powers our work and binds us all together: Our Common Humanity.

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Highlights from the California State Budget

Publication date: 
08/15/2018

By Eric Schroer and Gustavo Medrano

At the end of June, Governor Brown and the Legislature negotiated a state budget of $201 billion. This summary examines the state’s spending in areas of funders’ interest, including:

 

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Landscape Analysis of Recruitment of Resource Families for Children Ages 0-5 in Los Angeles County

Publication date: 
02/07/2018

As has been documented by the County, external stakeholders and others, there is a crisis in the foster care system in Los Angeles County. There are simply not enough suitable placements - generally called foster homes - for children who are temporarily removed from their birth-parents for their safety. 

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Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Report on Systems Change Through Collaboration

Publication date: 
02/13/2017

Foster youth interact with numerous systems and agencies-- many of which have distinct ways of operating, depending on the organization. To ease the navigation of these practices and policies, collaboration between these public and private entities is critical. When systems are not aligned, opportunities for learning and improvement are missed and often times, transition age foster youth are overlooked in the process.

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A Movement to Transform Foster Parenting

Publication date: 
11/15/2016

This report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores ways for public agencies to ensure that children receive the care they need by enlisting more volunteers to step forward as foster parents and by encouraging the extraordinary individuals who have already answered the call to continue their commitment to care. The report identifies three major themes for engaging and empowering foster parents: ensuring quality caregiving for children; forging strong relationships; and, finding and keeping more amazing caregivers.

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