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During the pandemic, video chats replaced in-person visits between parents and their children placed in foster care. The effects could linger for years.... Read more
Published on: 04-20-21
Despite ongoing media attention, the public knows frustratingly little about the profound health and social consequences of this detention.... Read more
Published on: 04-20-21
Source: Daily News
By Lauren Heidbrink
The report aims to make pediatricians more aware of the increasingly well-documented issue and approach it in an informed and sensitive way.... Read more
Published on: 04-20-21
Source: STAT
By Eric Boodman
Grand Rapids, Michigan — Bethany Christian Services today released a report about child welfare trends during the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily showing that outcomes for Black and multiracial children worsened. Compared to the pre-COVID time frame, Bethany’s foster care programs saw unsettling changes in foster care intake, discharge rates, lengths of... Read more
Published on: 04-20-21
Cheri Williams looks back with regret at the start of her career as a child welfare caseworker in 1998. Systemic racism is a major reason why. “I removed probably about 100 kids from their...... Read more
Published on: 04-20-21
The American Families Plan, the second part of the administration’s Build Back Better agenda, is expected to be unveiled ahead of President Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress on April 28.... Read more
Published on: 04-20-21
By Jeff Stein
Mayor Eric Garcetti included a $24-million Basic Income Guaranteed program in his city budget to be released Tuesday.... Read more
Published on: 04-20-21
Source: California
By Dakota Smith
Keyon at home with his mother, Salina Simpson, father, Keyon, Sr., and siblings. Photo courtesy of SimpsonShortly before Christmas of 2019, Cheryl Beaver loaded her 6-year-old grandson Keyon onto the school bus, as she did each weekday morning. By John Kelly This post ‘Keyon’s Case’ Heads to Washington Supreme Court... Read more
Published on: 04-20-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
The county saw a $735-million drop in sales tax revenue due to the pandemic-related economic slowdown, but layoffs and furloughs are not planned and the overall budget to large departments will remain largely unchanged.... Read more
Published on: 04-20-21
Source: California
By Jaclyn Cosgrove
Vice President Harris has been tasked with untangling myriad migration challenges at the U.S. southern border, including addressing the root causes of migration from Central America. The list of possible root causes is long, and solving problems such as political instability, violence, deep poverty, and devastation brought on by natural... Read more
Published on: 04-19-21
By Kelly Whitener
Texas mom Amber Briggle said moving would be hard for her family, but “my son always comes first.”... Read more
Published on: 04-19-21
By Jo Yurcaba
Elvira Northington’s granddaughter practices doing her auntie’s hair at home. (Photo courtesy of Elvira Northington)Older New Yorkers who care for relatives’ children outside of the formal foster care system are in “crisis,” according to a new report by the state chapter of the nation’s most prominent advocacy group for senior... Read more
Published on: 04-19-21
Source: The Imprint
By Megan Conn
Structural racism drives harsher treatment of Black youth, who are more likely than white youth to be arrested, incarcerated, placed on probation and, when they don’t meet the terms of probation, plunged deeper into the criminal justice system. What’s the result? Black youth comprised just 14 percent of the general... Read more
Published on: 04-19-21
Source: Youth Today
By Nickolas Bagley
The pandemic has illuminated what helps families get out of poverty — while creating new challenges for these programs.... Read more
Published on: 04-18-21
By Jackie Mader, The Hechinger Report
Aim of new Children's Advocacy Center in San Jose is to prevent victims from having to repeatedly re-live their trauma in disparate agency and program visits.... Read more
Published on: 04-16-21
By Robert Salonga
Nicaraguan American Nora Sandigo helps children who have crossed the border on their own to join families in the U.S.... Read more
Published on: 04-16-21
By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Aysha Schomburg, who was appointed associate commissioner of the federal Children’s Bureau by President Joe Biden this year, speaks with Think of Us founder Sixto Cancel at a live-streamed townhall Thursday. By Michael Fitzgerald This post Biden’s Child Welfare Chief Meets Foster Youth, Calling for Cash Grants and Promising to... Read more
Published on: 04-16-21
Source: The Imprint
By Michael Fitzgerald
LIDERINA/SHUTTERSTOCK Cheri Williams looks back with regret at the start of her career as a child welfare caseworker in 1998. Systemic racism is a major reason why. “I removed probably about 100 kids from their homes in the 15 months I was an investigator … a lot of them were... Read more
Published on: 04-15-21
Source: Youth Today
By gwritersinclair
Black children have long suffered from racial disparities in the U.S. foster care system... Read more
Published on: 04-15-21
By ABC News
Charity Chandler-Cole serves on the Los Angeles County Commission for Children and Families.This week, Charity Chandler-Cole will start her new job as chief executive officer of Los Angeles County’s court-appointed special advocates, or CASA. By Jeremy Loudenback This post A New Direction for Los Angeles CASA Program: Fighting Systemic Bias... Read more
Published on: 04-15-21
Source: The Imprint
By Jeremy Loudenback
Around the country, child welfare systems large and small have built a front door to child protection that relies heavily on information provided to the state from the public, especially from “mandated reporters” such as school officials, doctors and police officers.  By John Kelly This post Mandated Reporters Need Training... Read more
Published on: 04-15-21
Source: The Imprint
By John Kelly
Barriers to an equitable education include concentrated poverty in communities, high suspension rates and housing insecurity, a UCLA report found.... Read more
Published on: 04-14-21
Source: California
By Melissa Gomez
Eight states are getting together for the rest of 2021 to work out the best way to help children and families weather the second year of the coronavirus pandemic with a minimum of child neglect and abuse. By Kim Phagan-Hansel This post States Hook Up to Strategize Support for Kids,... Read more
Published on: 04-14-21
Source: The Imprint
By Kim Phagan-Hansel
WASHINGTON – As Vice President Kamala Harris toured a child-development center in West Haven, Conn., recently, she singled out a newly adopted program that has long been a goal of … Click to Continue »... Read more
Published on: 04-13-21
2021-04-13 12:06:30FILE - In this May 7, 2020, file photo, a person looks inside the closed doors of the Pasadena Community Job Center in Pasadena, Calif., during the coronavirus outbreak. While most Americans have weathered the pandemic financially, about 38 million say they are worse off now than before the... Read more
Published on: 04-13-21
There were numerous reports about the welfare of three Reseda toddlers before they were killed Saturday, allegedly by their mother.... Read more
Published on: 04-13-21
Source: California
By Richard Winton, Matt Hamilton