What Defines Success for Child Welfare Lawyers?

A year ago, I received an unexpected message on Facebook. It read: “Man we miss you how have u been. We were so devastated when u left.” Of course my curiosity compelled me to respond immediately.


New York Child Welfare Leader Takes Up Obama Legacy, Foster Care Hackathons

In May, a couple hundred technologists, child welfare experts and foster youth gathered on the grounds of the White House for the first foster care hackathon to reach such national prominence.


Donations Go “Live” on Facebook for U.S. Nonprofits

Just in time for #GivingTuesday, Facebook is expanding the ways registered nonprofit organizations can hope to garner donations through the platform.  Organizations can now add a donate button not only on their own pages and posts, but also to video streams on Facebook Live.


Social Media and Mental Illness: The Good and the Bad

There was a time when I felt like I could connect with everyone and everything in the same way that billions do on social media outlets everyday. But when it came to my mental health condition, social media backfired on me.


In Canada, Native Families Continue to be Separated

By Melody Ann Owen Vera, an Indian residential school survivor, describes years of fear and desperation growing up. In her words, the experience left her with a “lack of communication skills and the closeness learned was not healthy.”


Child Welfare Ideas From the Experts, #7: Parental Contact after Termination

The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 11 former foster youths who completed Congressional internships.


    Federal Response: Watching Child Abuse Online

    On July 21st, The Imprint published an article concerning incidents of possible child abuse or neglect appearing on social media. Reporter Justin Pye made mention of several incidents where Internet video posts of children using marijuana had prompted local police and child protective services to be involved.


    Watching Child Abuse Online

    by Justin Pye Of the top six most viewed Youtube comedy videos, three feature infants. The world is obsessed with images of adorable children. But, there is a darker side to cute baby videos on the Internet.