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A Road Without End

The next iteration of child welfare work should take a page from the recovery community, writes Paul DiLorenzo.

A Team of Washington Lawyers and Advocates Works to Avoid Foster Care Separation at Birth


Keeping Moms With Their Newborns: A Team of Washington Lawyers and Advocates Works to Avoid Foster Care Separation at Birth

In Washington, the nonprofit FIRST Clinic provides legal and other types of support to sustain bonds between addicted moms and newborns.

Vulnerable Youth in Nevada Offered Healing Through Yoga


Nevada’s Vulnerable Youth Offered Healing through Yoga

The yoga teachers with Reno nonprofit Urban Lotus guide youth toward healing through trauma-informed movement classes.


Despite the Challenges of the Past, I Have Hope for My Future

Sabrina Alvarez shares her challenges overcoming her early childhood.
I’m not going to start my story with “I have always felt like I never fit in” or “I have overcome all my struggles” because that wouldn’t be true.

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Sobriety Support Program Among A Dozen New Candidates for Federal Child Welfare Funding

A popular model that supports child welfare-involved parents through addiction treatment is among 12 new candidates under review for new federal funding.  Sobriety Treatment And Recovery Teams, known as START, is a model started in Kentucky that hinges on a specially trained caseworker and rapid access to substance abuse services.

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Her Mom Had an Addiction, Then New York City Child Welfare Intervened

Written by K.G., an anonymous 17-year-old from New York City. Names have been changed.  I met Ms. Taylor, from New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), in the hospital where my mom was detoxing.


    The American Misunderstanding on Addiction Continues

    A recent report by the Pew Charitable Trusts indicates that around 50 percent of the population does not believe that addictions are diseases. The respondents emphasized free choice over factors like poverty, racism, hopelessness or biology.

    The Trauma of Losing a Family Twice


    When Trauma Slips into Addiction

    Living in fear. Terrified no one will come, yet terrified someone will. No relief, just fear and dread. No sense of control and a profound sense of isolation. This can be the experience of a person with a traumatic story.


    The Foster Care Surge Has Leveled Off. Has the Opioid Epidemic?

    For five consecutive years, from 2012 to 2016, federal reports have shown a steady increase in the number of youth living in foster care. Sources within the federal agency tracking this number say that these increases will continue in the soon-to-come 2017 count.