Child Welfare

Child Care Advocacy Day, February 4, 2020

On February 4, 2020, Schuyler Center and the Empire State Child Care Campaign (ESCCC) held a Child Care Advocacy Day, co-sponsored with Winning Beginning NY. More than 250 providers, parents, and advocates came to Albany to bring visibility to our broken child care system and to urge support for the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget ask.…
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Child Welfare

CHAMPS-NY Rallies on January 27th!

On January 27, 2020, the CHAMPS-NY campaign, co-led by Schuyler Center and Families Together in NYS, gathered in Albany with providers, parents and advocates to raise awareness about the power of family-based care for children who enter foster care. The group urged support for their FY 2020-2021 budget and policy priorities. Assemblymembers Andrew Hevesi and Ellen Jaffe…
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Child Welfare

World Children’s Day

Today is World Children's Day! Launched in 1954, the goal is to improve child welfare worldwide. This year is extra special, marking the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child; a time to celebrate and a time to demand action for child rights. It’s a fun day with a serious message,…
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Taking care of our children; or not.

The Department of Homeland Security’s “public charge” rule directs immigration officials to reject applications from individuals who seek to remain in or enter the U.S. lawfully if they have received — or are judged more likely than not to receive in the future — any of an array of public benefits that are tied to…
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September Is Kinship Care Month In NY State

September is Kinship Care Month in New York State! This month is an opportunity to recognize the commitment of thousands of kin—relatives or close family friends—across the state who step in to care for children when their parents are unable to do so. While the number of kin becoming formal foster parents has increased—currently about…
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Child Welfare

Recognizing National Foster Care Month

During the month of May, New York and the nation recognized National Foster Care Month – a time to recognize the lives, work, and experiences of foster families and young people who’ve spent time in foster care. We recognize the dedication of our foster families, who commit to caring for children who enter care. We…
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