My foster care nightmare started when I lived in three group homes and three foster homes in one year, writes Isabel Lucena Olvera.
Troubles of an Older Youth in Foster Care
I do believe foster care can be a good thing for small children, but not for teenagers, writes JaiLynne Dotson.
Group Homes Have a Legacy of Causing Harm to Foster Youth
Many foster youth have had more bad experiences than good when it comes to group homes, writes Shawna Bullen-Fairbanks.
New Study Suggests Ending Group Care for Foster Youth
A study of life in institutions and group homes revealed firsthand testimony of poor nutrition, upended education and excessive use of psychiatric drugs, and urged an end to their use to house foster youth.
Report Calls for End to Group Settings for Foster Youth
It’s time to stop placing American foster children in institutions and other group settings, according to a new report by the national child welfare group Children’s Rights. Continuing the practice, the report argues, unnecessarily harms children in government care.
Coronavirus Cases Near 100 for Youth in California Residential Facilities
Almost 100 children and teens living in residential facilities in California have caught the coronavirus, state officials confirmed this week, including infections at four group care programs in Los Angeles County.
North Carolina Will Test Wraparound Kinship Care Model
The Duke Endowment has awarded a $950,000 grant to the Family Focused Treatment Association (FFTA) for a North Carolina-based pilot project designed to provide therapeutic supports to foster youth living with relative caregivers.
The Foster Care Film That Helped Launch the Careers of Rami Malek and Brie Larson
Last month at the Academy Awards, Rami Malek scored the Best Actor award for his portrayal of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. During the production, there were regular ad spots for “Captain Marvel,” a blockbuster action flick that would come out days later starring Brie Larson.
On Group Homes, California’s Struggles are a Harbinger for Family First Act
Last week, The Imprint’s Jeremy Loudenback reported on snags in California’s efforts to reform its foster care system. The goal of the state’s Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) plan is to eliminate the use of group homes in foster care, and ensure the quality of foster home placements.