The Case for Race-Blind Foster Care Removal Decisions
Latagia Tyronce’s two children were playing and one, a toddler, was burned by a blow-dryer. Despite the support of the children’s grandmother, and the compelling evidence that this was an accident, Ohio’s Lucas County Department of Children’s Services removed Tyronce’s children and she was arrested for felony child endangerment.
Latino Uptick Fueling National Increase in Foster Youths
In a story last year, The Imprint reported on research out of California which indicated that an overall increase in the foster care rolls might be coming, in large part due to a projected increase in Latino children entering the child welfare system.
Hispanic Teen Birth Rate Plummeting, but Why?
Child Trends noted in a recent research bulletin that while the birth rates for teens of all races have declined in the past five years, the rate for Hispanic girls has done so in a dramatic fashion.
Hispanic and African American Youth: Life After Foster Care Emancipation
This qualitative study of 28 (10 Hispanic and 18 African-American) former foster care youth attempts to capture the essence of their quest for self-sufficiency. While research on former foster care youth continues to highlight the problems confronting them after they emancipate from care, the depth of their struggles is often lost in the aggregation of statistics.