➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Editorial Landmark foster care bill requires some work
Los Angeles Times – September 10, 2016
As it begins its final weeks in session, the 114th Congress is taking up a bill known as the Family First Prevention Services Act that, if passed, would help keep children with their parents, or with extended families when their parents become temporarily unable to care for them. It would take an important step away from an outmoded and largely discredited funding model in which federal reimbursements for foster care gave states and counties a perverse incentive to remove as many children as possible from their homes despite mounting evidence that they do better in school – and in life – when kept with family.