Top Stories of 2022: States Target Transgender Youth and Their Families
In 2022, The Imprint reported on state policies that used child protective services to target transgender youth and their families.
Alabama Youth Ranch Celebrates the Lives of Eight Children Killed in Fiery Traffic Crash
Class-Action Lawsuit in Alabama Alleges Mistreatment of Foster Youth
Alabama’s child welfare agency unnecessarily “segregates” foster youth with mental health problems in a complex of 19 psychiatric institutions, when most could be cared for in the community, according to a class-action lawsuit filed today.
While Trump Separated Families, One of His Appointees Fought To Keep Them Together. Will Biden Keep Him Around?
Report: Anti-LGBTQ Laws Across the U.S. Hamper a Huge, Untapped Pool of Prospective Adoptive and Foster Parents
Since the U.S. legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, several states have passed laws allowing publicly funded child welfare organizations to exclude millions of LGBTQ adults as potential foster parents. This, combined with a Trump administration executive order on religious liberty, is cause for concern over the future of child welfare programs, according to a new policy brief from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).
California’s Travel Ban Targets Three States Over Child Welfare Laws
California will prohibit state-funded or state-sponsored travel to four states have passed legislative bills deemed discriminatory against the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) community, California’s attorney general announced on Thursday.
A Three-Branch Approach to Child Welfare Reform
When the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities released its groundbreaking report this past March, it helped launch a national dialogue about child safety, and most importantly, shifted the current narrative around maltreatment-related fatalities in a significant way.