RHF and OCFS hosted the Family First Readiness Kick-Off Convening. This event launched RHF’s six-month planning and technical assistance effort with 19 New York State counties. Dr. Jerry Milner and other national experts shared insights on increasing kinship placements and reducing congregate care.
RHF released the new Placement Savings Forecaster tool and companion video on FamilyFirstNY.org to assist county child welfare departments as they assess their current and future out-of-home placement array.
RHF is now supporting Rising Ground to launch a new Co-Parenting program to promote more supportive and positive relationships between birth parents and foster parents.
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Our mission is to ensure every child who experiences foster care is raised in a loving, stable family. We work with our partners to help expedite family reunification, or when necessary, adoption and kin guardianship.
We seek to improve practice and policy to reduce overreliance on residential placements. We work to increase family-based care (whether birth, kin, foster or adoptive) to improve outcomes for foster children. Click to learn more.