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Teens who are in or adopted from foster care may be particularly vulnerable to risks associated with social media because of environmental factors often present in their lives. Understanding the risks and identifying possible solutions will help you help your teen use social media safely.
Each year the Children's Bureau observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect. The 2015 prevention month website features resources, publications, and videos aimed at protecting children and strengthening families.
Do you know someone who is dedicated to improving the life of a child through adoption or foster care? Nominations are now being accepted for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's (CCAI) Angels in Adoption program. Past honorees include foster and adoptive parents, social workers, adoption advocates, and foster care organizations.
This US News & World Report article, which features an interview with AdoptUSKids National Projector Director Kathy Ledesma, describes the benefits of adopting from foster care, including eligibility to receive subsidies and college tuition waivers.
An Affordable Care Act clause that went into effect in January makes young adults who experienced foster care eligible for Medicaid until their 26th birthday. But many are not aware of the benefit.