Philadelphia Starts Ombuds Office for Youth in Residential Facilities
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has established an office to investigate the safety concerns of young people sent to group homes, juvenile detention or other residential institutions.
Experts Want to Halt Landmark Mental Health Settlement for Foster Youth
Experts involved in a long-running lawsuit are pushing for better mental health services for foster youth in Los Angeles County.
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.