Alaska

News

Coronavirus adds new stressors on Alaska’s vulnerable youths and young adults

Benjamin Miller’s life was rocky but mostly on track. The 20-year-old University of Alaska Anchorage student is one of 3,144 Alaska youths in foster care. Miller went to Washington for spring break. When he got back, the anthropology student said he scrambled to move out of his dorm in one day because of the coronavirus […]


Advocacy

Alaska organizations urge Congress to act swiftly to address impacts on children and families caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Alaska organizations are among more than 570 national, state and local organizations that are urging Congress for emergency child welfare support to address the COVID-19 crisis. Read letter here. Alaska Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health AssociationAlaska Chapter of the American Academy of PediatricsAlaska Children’s AllianceAlaska Children’s TrustBristol Bay Native AssociationCatholic Community Service, […]


Policy

Alaska Executive Order on Extended Foster Care

Executive Order (here) suspends age requirements for foster care placement to allow 21-year-olds to choose not to age out. The suspension is retroactive to April 8, 2020, and remains in effect until 11:59 pm May 11, 2020, unless otherwise noted.