A Village Should Not Be a Privilege
The fact that children are sleeping in offices across the country highlights the urgent need to rethink our current child welfare system.
How Build Back Better Would Support American Families
With the right supports, parents can refocus their energy on providing a safe and nurturing home for their child to learn and flourish, writes Dr. Melissa T. Merrick.
Use Federal Child Welfare Funds to Prevent Family Housing Crises
The economic shutdowns, imposed by the government in an effort to keep Americans safe, have levied severe financial stress upon families. According to a study by Columbia University, an additional 8 million households have plunged into poverty.
‘It’s about the whole family’: family contact for children in kinship care
Contact with family for children in care is identified as a right under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. However, such contact often presents challenges because of the protective concerns that have led to care arrangements being made.