National Center for Youth Law



In This Issue: Oregon fails to ensure that all children can attend a full day of school, Healthy sexual development to Improve outcomes for youth in foster care, and leading educators criticize DeVos.



Assessing Accessibility: Do Teens in Foster Care Have Access to the Full Range of Reproductive Health Care Services Under Medicaid?

This article is the second in a series looking at the alarming rates of teen pregnancy and childbirth among youth

California Embraces Comprehensive School Finance Reform and Protects Educational Services for Foster Youth

By Maya Cooper

California’s legislature passed the new state budget on June 14, 2013. The budget language includes several provisions

Plaintiffs in Henry A. Move Towards Trial

On February 27, 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Jones of Nevada issued a decision clearing the way for

Access to Mental Health Services for Foster Children Placed Out of County - Observations and Recommendations

The question of how to effectively, equitably, and efficiently provide mental health services to foster youth placed across county lines

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Raising Red Flags: A Look at State Policies for Prescribing Psychotropic Meds for Foster Children

As part of NCYL’s PsychDrugs Action Campaign, we have asked current and former foster youth to talk about their experience

Innovative FosterEd Project Goes Statewide in Indiana

By Dr. Anita Silverman

A bold NCYL initiative to improve the educational prospects of foster youth in one Indiana county

Can Antipsychotic Medications For Foster Children Be Better Regulated?

By Edward Opton

Foster children are medicated with antipsychotic and other psychotropic medications far more often than other children in

California’s AB 12: Historic Step Toward Helping Foster Youth Attend College, But Much Work Ahead

By Leecia Welch

Five months ago, California embarked on historic expansion of its foster care system. The Fostering Connections to

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