2020 OPS Advocacy Agenda - Oregon Pediatric Society -Oregon Pediatric Society

2020 OPS Advocacy Agenda

2020 Children’s Agenda Endorsements

  1. Safely Store All Firearms – Require the safe storage of guns when they are not under the owner’s immediate control, as well as mandatory reporting of lost or stolen guns. Submitted by: State of Safety Action
  2. Strengthen Oregon’s Response to Child Abuse with Increased Funding – Every child should receive child abuse prevention curriculum and have access to quality, comprehensive, child-focused services when impacted by child abuse. Better data will help our efforts. Submitted by: Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Center
  3. Oregon Indian Child Welfare Act – Legislation is needed to implement the Oregon Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) to promote the safety of native children, preserve tribal families and communities, and recognize tribal sovereignty.   Submitted by: NAYA
  4. Expand Transition Services for Foster Youth – Increase funding for the DHS Child Welfare Independent Living Program (ILP) to better meet the needs of all foster youth aging out of foster care. Submitted by: Oregon Foster Youth Connection
  5. Family Preservation Project – Provide funding for this proven model for strengthening families and communities, and establish Family Preservation Project in statute to ensure incarcerated mothers and their children receive these support services to address trauma. Submitted by: YWCA of Oregon
  6. Serving Oregon’s Unaccompanied Homeless Youth – Increase support for programs who serve unaccompanied homeless youth and expand the types of services available to include Host Home Programs. Submitted by: Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

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