Lawsuit Alleges End to End Failures in Alaska’s Child Welfare System
A class-action lawsuit filed last week accuses Alaska’s child welfare agency of failing to support birth parents, kinship caregivers and foster parents, while violating the requirements of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
My Prison Experience
Youth Voice Writing Contest poetry finalist Qualyn Wilson writes about the connection between the foster care system and prison.
A World Without Foster Care
Youth Voice Writing Contest poetry finalist Tasha Matthews writes about what a world without the foster care system would look like.
Look Further Than the Surface
Youth Voice Writing Contest essay finalist "Z" writes about the ineffectiveness of the foster care system, from its origin to the present.
Safety Isn’t Real
Youth Voice Writing Contest poetry finalist Tierra Lamore writes about how safety can be a social construct.
Youth Voice Writing Contest poetry winner Marqueishia Jackson writes about what safety looks like to her.
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
As a Foster Youth, My High School Didn’t Prepare Me For Higher Education
Lacking support in school caused me to focus less on my academic goals and focus more on an unstable social life, writes Nelly Braxton.
Grieving the Loss of Housing and My Mother While Navigating College as a Foster Youth
Walking in your truth will give you the motivation and determination to get your college degree, writes Esther Taylor.