During Confirmation Hearing for Top Biden Child Welfare Officials, Senators Voice Their Own Priorities
The confirmation hearing for Biden's top two child welfare officials took place last week, and the topics of discussion at the hearing are likely a strong indicator of what child welfare issues are front and center for various factions of D.C. in 2022.
Outside Experts Give Texas Roadmap to Decrease Sky-high Rates of Foster Kids Sleeping in Offices, Hotels
An panel of child welfare experts made recommendations for keeping kids in the Texas foster care system safely housed, including supporting kin placements.
Kids in Foster Care Belong in Families, Not Modern Day Orphanages
When it comes to the use of institutions and group homes, writes Cheri Williams, the system charged with “rehabilitating ineffective parents” has become an ineffective parent.
Family Settles Suit Against Michigan Youth Facility Where Staff Killed Teen
The family of a 16-year-old Michigan boy who died at the hands of staff members at a youth facility has settled in a wrongful death suit.
Top Stories of 2021: A National Reckoning on Congregate Care
The placement of youth in congregate care settings, including foster youth, faced criticism and a push for greater oversight this year.
Yet Another Sequel-run Facility Closes Amid Abuse Claims, as the Private Company Settles with Family of Slain Foster Youth
A New Mexico residential facility for youth run by the for-profit Sequel Youth & Family Services will close following findings that staff physically abused children and failed to provide a “humane” environment.
What it Takes to Ensure Quality Congregate Care
We need to develop an approach for federal oversight that ensures quality congregate care, and does not become an exercise in additional administrative burden, writes Jody Levison-Johnson.
New York Shifts Away From Group Care for Foster Children Under New Federal Requirements
Across New York state, the footprint of group homes for children in foster care has steadily shrunk or disappeared altogether.