The World’s Children Have a Lot Riding on Biden

The world watched with eager anticipation as power transitioned last week to President Joe Biden. The paths, priorities and policies he chooses will impact not just Americans, but citizens everywhere. Arguably, they will be felt most of all by our planet’s children.

Vivek Sankaran.


In Child Welfare Cases, Just Any Old Lawyer Won’t Do

During a virtual town hall last week, parents asked gut-wrenching questions to child welfare leadership. “When can I see my kids again?” “I was having unsupervised visits with them. Why can’t they come live with me?”


Young Children Are The Hardest to Count, And Have The Most at Stake, in 2020 Census

Today in California, there are an estimated 210,000 children younger than 6 hiding in plain sight because they weren’t counted in the last U.S. Census. As a result, communities in our state missed out on a decade’s worth of crucial funding for programs to support them — programs that provide basic necessities like food, shelter and health care.


In California, Cautious Optimism About Better Collaboration on Kids Under Newsom

California advocates and policymakers are guardedly hopeful that the new governor will walk the walk when it comes to responding to child trauma and mental health challenges for children in the state.


Doris Duke to Spend $6 Million on Leadership Development in Child Well-Being Sector

The New York-based Doris Duke Charitable Foundation invested nearly $6 million this month aimed at bolstering leadership in the child well-being sector. “Effective and diverse social sector leadership is critical for ending intergenerational cycles of poverty and persistently inequitable outcomes for families and children,” said Lola Adedokun, program director for child well-being at the foundation.


New Funding for Counsel Now, Big Child Welfare Savings Later

Kudos to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for the new IV-E policy change allowing states to claim reimbursement for parents’ and children’s representation. It shows great foresight and will generate many benefits.

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    Video: Two Brothers’ Incredible Reunion

    Last week we gave you the story of two brothers – Suamhirs and Yordi – separated by unbelievable violence in their home country of Honduras and immigration policies in the U.S.


    Please Don’t Call This Foster Care

    A number of news outlets have published articles in the past two weeks about the children and parents separated by Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) as they cross our borders. Some of these articles have referred to the children handed over to contracted agencies and placed into homes as being “in foster care.”


    Sheila Kuehl Charts Path for Nation’s Largest Child Welfare System

    As the current chair of Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors, Sheila Kuehl is in a prominent position to shape child welfare policy that will not only have an impact in L.A.,