Foster Care

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Gov. Matt Bevin wants a judge to throw out a court settlement made under former Governor Steve Beshear that would ensure that church-run foster care programs don't try to proselytize to children.

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A new jobs-training program is aimed at helping young Kentucky adults with the transition out of foster care. Governor Matt Bevin unveiled the Fostering Success program this week.

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State officials hope new federal funding will help reach foster children with emotional and behavioral issues.  The aim is to catch mental health issues early on.

www.education.ky.gov

Kentucky’s nearly 7,000 foster children will now be able to quickly and easily access their education records from anywhere, thanks to a new state education initiative. Officials unveiled a plan yesterday to give Department of Community-Based Services caseworkers access to school records for children in foster care without parental consent. The plan is part of Kentucky's implementation of the federal Uninterrupted Scholar’s Act, signed by President Obama in January, which amends a previous law that had limited such rights exclusively to parents.  DCBS Commissioner Teresa James said this will give caseworkers timely possession of educational records, reducing interruptions in the academic careers of children in out of home care.

Afternoon Round-Up 3/14/12

Mar 14, 2012

Kentucky Politics:

The Kentucky Senate Health and Welfare Committee has unanimously approved a bill to help 18-year-olds transition from foster care to independent living.

A Kentucky Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill that calls for a constitutional amendment to allow lawmakers to divide more counties during redistricting.

Senate Committee Passes Foster Care Bill

Mar 14, 2012
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The Kentucky Senate Health and Welfare Committee has unanimously approved a bill to help 18-year-olds transition from foster care to independent living. Senator Ken Winters of Murray sponsored the bill. He says it would allow youths to consult with state personnel six months before they turn 18 about whether they want to remain in foster care.