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In Minnesota, Recruitment of Native American Foster Homes Stymied by ‘Lifetime Prohibitions’

Shana King, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, spent more than three years in foster care as a teen. She lost her own children to the system during a struggle with heroin.

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Some Big Questions for Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice in 2018

Last week, Youth Services Insider reflected on some of the bigger stories in child welfare and juvenile justice for 2017. Now, let’s look ahead. Following are a few things we think will come up in 2018 in child welfare and juvenile justice.


Finding Foster Homes: Try Harder and Treat Them Better

We have fewer families today to handle the increasing influx of foster children. Women are joining the workforce in large numbers, leaving fewer stay-at-home moms. Lifestyles have changed. Our foster care system needs rethinking, but that may be long and slow in coming.


Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts, #12: Federal Foster Home Preservation Strategies

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 12 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.


Q&A: Bill Baccaglini, CEO, The New York Foundling

Bill Baccaglini spent 20 years working in New York’s state government before taking the helm in 2003 at the New York Foundling, a 147-year-old nonprofit and one of the city’s longest-running providers of youth and family services.