Provider Watch October 6, 2015 -  Speak Up for Therapeutic Foster Care

Apologies for any cross-posting of this timely action opportunity. Given your commitment to better outcomes for children and families, we are asking you to join us in speaking up for the importance of Therapeutic or Treatment Foster Care (TFC) in serving youth with serious mental and/or behavioral problems. TFC serves youth in family settings, keeping them out of congregate care whenever safe and appropriate.

As the Senate Finance Committee works towards bipartisan legislation working to reform the current system, it is important that their constituents signal to them that language from S.429 should be included. The content of S.429 would help ensure that vital Medicaid services and access to quality providers are available for a highly vulnerable population of the children and youth involved in our nation's child welfare and foster care systems. The Alliance provided its endorsement of S.429 last spring when it was introduced. 

Voice your support now by emailing members of the Senate Finance Committee.

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced S.429, the Family-Based Foster Care Services Act, to help ensure that vital Medicaid services and access to quality providers are available for a highly vulnerable population of the children and youth involved in our nation's child welfare and foster care systems: individuals with disabilities, medically fragile conditions and/or mental illness. 

Our current child welfare system is not allowing us to meet the unique needs of far too many children and families. The Alliance continues to move forward with our focus on child welfare finance reform, relying on our network and the Keeping Kids in Families campaign to raise the collective voice of advocates nationwide who are urging Congress to act now to strengthen our child welfare system. S.429 plays a critical role in this work.

In partnership,

Marlo Nash, Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Mobilization

 

 

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