foster system


Profiles in Foster Courage: Vanessa Diffenbaugh

“Profiles in Foster Courage” is a series of audio interviews dedicated to extraordinary individuals whose early life was spent in foster care, and to those who experienced first-hand the trauma and determination of those individuals whose early years were fraught with neglect.


Aging Out: A Future That Works

Angelina Smith was five years old when she entered the foster care system. Like many other foster children, she was placed under the care of multiple foster parents. At the age of nine she was placed under the legal guardianship of a family friend.


Atypical Antipsychotic Use Among Medicaid-Insured Children and Adolescents: Duration, Safety, and Monitoring Implications

A new report in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology reports that off-label use of antipsychotic drugs to treat children in the foster care system with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the rise.


Cumulative Risks of Confirmed Maltreatment and Foster Care Placement for American Children

Researchers have traditionally paid little attention to the role child maltreatment and foster care placement play in shaping child health and racial/ethnic disparities in child health, presumably because they assume that both of these events are rare.


Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for all Children

The Annie E. Casey Casey Foundation presents, for the first time, the Race for Results Index, a new collection of data disaggregated by racial and ethnic groups and by state to illustrate how far we are from positioning all kids for success in school and in life.


Youth Advocating for Abolishing Mental Health Stigma

Youth Advocating for Abolishing Mental Health Stigma by ChronicleofSocialChange   For children suffering from mental health problems, having to constantly battle the stigma attached to such diseases can be an overwhelming fight.