Former Stoneleigh Fellow Kathleen Creamer testified before the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Human Services Committee to bring attention to children of incarcerated parents and the importance of legislation and cross-systems collaboration to address their needs. Kathleen's testimony on March 10, 2015 is available here.
Stoneleigh Fellow Meredith Matone testified at the U.S. Congressional Briefing on "Reducing Overreliance on Psychotropics and Increasing the Use of Psychosocial Treatments for Children and Youth in Foster Care". The briefing sought to understand current practices and policies involved in managing behavioral health needs of children and youth in foster care, and to explore other evidenced-based treatments.
Rep. Ronald Waters’ House Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing on Youth Violence as a Public Health Epidemic on Thursday, June 13 at 10 a.m. in the Democratic Caucus Room, 418 Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg. Below are testimony from Dr. Ted Corbin and testimony from those who participated during rest of the event.
Read the results of David Rubin’s kinship care research, which was presented on Capitol Hill in connection to pending legislation in the House and Senate that would provide access to important supportive services for relatives caring for children in foster care and those helping to keep children out of foster care. On June 24, 2008, the House of Representatives passed the Fostering Connections to Success Act (H.R. 6307). The Act, passed with bipartisan support, extends greater supports to kinship families.
In testimony to the United States Department of Education on March 14, 2011, the Education Law Center cited the 2009-10 study conducted by Arley Styer, Stoneleigh Junior Fellow, on the education of children in Pennsylvania's residential placements and group homes. Key findings of her study included:
Brian Foster and Jamar Saunders, members of the Chester High School Youth Court, and Stoneleigh Fellow Gregory Volz testified before the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on best practices in the juvenile justice systems on June 15, 2010 and the Pennsylvania House Children and Youth Committee hearing on deliquency prevention on June 10, 2010.