Tag Archives: Foster Children

Oregon officials agree to reduce the use of hotels as temporary homes for foster children

Oregon officials have agreed to drastically reduce by mid-2020 their use of hotels and other unsuitable settings as short-term homes for foster children. Source: Oregon officials agree to reduce the use of hotels as temporary homes for foster children

Oregon vows to reduce number of children housed in hotels by 2020

Oregon officials have settled a lawsuit over whether child welfare officials should place foster children in hotels. Source: Oregon vows to reduce number of children housed in hotels by 2020

Brown wants to hire 185 more Child Welfare workers

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says she wants to hire 185 more Child Welfare workers at the Department of Human Services, to the tune of $14.5 million. That’s in addition to 184 budgeted field positions that remain unfilled. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Brown wants to hire185 more Child Welfare workers

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Wants Money To Hire More Foster Care Caseworkers 

After a critical audit by the Oregon Secretary of State’s office highlighted failings of the agency charged with caring for the state’s most vulnerable children, Gov. Kate Brown is asking for an additional $14.5 million this legislative session to hire 200 more caseworkers. Source: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Wants Money To Hire More Foster Care Caseworkers . […]
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Brown wants $14.5 million for foster care

The Oregon Legislature passed the midway point of the 2018 session Thursday, but much of the action in the Capitol took place away from the House and Senate floors.Foster care funding: Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday asked the Legislature to approve $14.5 million in immediate funding to hire about 200 more caseworkers for the understaffed […]
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Lawmakers wrangle foster care system changes, improvements

‘We could throw, you know, another $100 million at it tomorrow, and it wouldn’t fix the problem overnight, by any means. So it’s a multifaceted problem . . . that’s been a long time in the making, but I think the path toward solving it, at least with the resources we currently have available, is […]
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Will deadlines fix the problem? Oregon seeks to house foster children in homes, not hotels

Oregon officials who oversee child welfare have considered an aspirational plan to stop housing foster children in hotels, according to information obtained by The Oregonian/OregonLive. Doing so would require state child welfare officials to quickly and dramatically expand the pool of foster homes capable of housing children, including some with particularly high needs, on short […]
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Oregon 4-year-old will stay with Kentucky foster parents she calls ‘Mommy’ and ‘Daddy’

The Kentucky family that wants to adopt a 4-year-old girl from Klamath Falls claimed victory on Friday, after months of fighting the state of Oregon.Oregon child welfare officials sent Laila Sloan to live temporarily with her aunt and uncle in Kentucky two years ago, with the understanding they might eventually adopt her. Source: Oregon 4-year-old […]
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Foster parents are being mobilized 

New foster parents are being mobilized. Earlier this year, the local Department of Human Services (DHS) said there were 274 foster children in Coos and Curry counties with only 136 foster homes available. What were known as “creative placements” have been made where children were put up in hotels with DHS workers and on one […]
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Sexual Misconduct At PPS | Housing Foster Youth | Lead In Water – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Oregonian/OregonLive reporter Bethany Barnes joins us to talk about her reporting on a decades-long case of sexual misconduct at Portland Public Schools and the lingering questions about the district’s handling of this and other cases where concerns about teacher behavior have been brought up. A shortage of placements for Oregon foster youth has led to the controversial practice […]
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