Impact of Direct Cash Benefits to Low-Income Families Can Be Far-Reaching
A growing body of research shows the impact cash benefits can have on the safety of children
Leaders Emerge from a Washington State Youth Prison, Urging a More Just and Safe World
Four young men incarcerated in a Washington state youth prison are working to ensure future generations don't face decades-long sentences.
The Six Circles of Uncertainty
Paul DiLorenzo describes six circles of uncertainty in the child welfare system that create an orbit of frustration for families
The Challenge of Changing America’s Amorphous, Limitless Neglect Laws
Diane Redleaf reviews some promising developments for those interested in sharpening the definition of neglect in child welfare law
January Contreras Confirmed to Biden’s Top Child Welfare Post
In a process that moved at light speed compared with the previous nominee to the job, January Contreras has been confirmed by the Senate to lead the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), the agency that oversees most federal spending on family services and child welfare.
How to Legislate Love with Connection and Family Unification
We need policies that guarantee better fiscal commitments to youth who experience foster care, but we also must figure out how to better legislate around love and family connection, writes Kenyon Lee Whitman
Re-mourning: The Trauma of Losing a Family Twice
Foster youth often do not have the privilege of finding their forever family, and they are forced to lose their support and care, writes Anna Ramirez.
It’s About More Than Four Walls and A Roof
Vivek Sankaran writes about the necessary steps beyond simply providing housing for families in crisis or need