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Mental Health Needs to be Treated as a Priority in Foster Care
Trauma and mental illness seem to go hand in hand with foster care, writes Michael Fulcher.
Pennsylvania Parents Sue State Over “Unconstitutional” Child Abuse Registry
A group of parents and nonprofits is suing the Pennsylvania child welfare agency over its practice of placing people on a child abuse registry without a hearing.
New York Allows Overnight Respite Care For Children, Despite “Shadow Foster Care” Concerns
The New York state child welfare agency has approved regulations authorizing families in times of crisis to place their children with “host family homes.”
New York Juvenile Detention Facility Faced Scrutiny Before Teenager’s Death
A New York juvenile detention facility where a teenager died late last month had been under heightened state supervision this year.
Nancy Marie Spears Wins Top Awards From Native American Journalism Association
Social Work College Dean, a Foster Care Critic, Removed from His Post in Texas
University of Houston Professor Alan Dettlaff says his “abolish CPS” activism is the reason for his removal as dean.
Federal Court Grants Christian Adoption Group in New York Tentative Permission to Continue Barring Same-Sex Couples
Top Judge For New York City’s Child Welfare and Juvenile Delinquency Courts To Retire
New York City’s top family court judge Jeanette Ruiz is stepping down, following a six-year tenure heading one of the nation’s busiest family courts.
Foster Care’s Missing Policies For Sexual and Reproductive Health
HIGH STAKES, SILENT SYSTEMS: An Imprint Investigation reveals a troubling lack of critical guidance and access to services.